Vintage Photograph Shows Crowded Coney Island Beach and Boardwalk in 1950s

Coney Island, 1950s
Coney Island, 1950s

This vintage photograph from the 1950s shows a very crowded Coney Island beach and boardwalk, as seen from atop the Coney Island Parachute Jump ride. While the beach may not attract this many people any more, Coney Island is still a very popular summer destination for both tourists and locals. Here is a Google StreetView of approximately the same view (from ground level) as seen today.

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their dog. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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