Help Wikitravel grow by contributing to an article! Learn how.

Brooklyn/Coney Island and Brighton Beach

From Wikitravel
Mid-Atlantic : New York : Metro New York : New York City : Brooklyn : Coney Island and Brighton Beach
Revision as of 21:13, 26 April 2010 by 68.174.242.217 (Talk)

Jump to: navigation, search

Coney Island and Brighton Beach is in Brooklyn. In addition to those two neighborhoods, this travel guide covers Manhattan Beach, Gravesend, and Sheepshead Bay.

Get in

By Subway

To get to Coney Island, take the D, F, N, or Q to Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue. On all of these but the Q, keep your eyes peeled for the massive train yard you will pass on the way.

Brighton Beach and Sheepshead Bay are covered by the Q and B (weekdays only).

For Gravesend, take the N to 86th Street.

See

  • Coney Island, [1].
  • New York Aquarium, Boardwalk and West 8th Street (Subway: F/Q trains to West 8th Street or N/D trains to Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue), [2]. Daily 10AM-4:30PM. $13 adults, $10 seniors 65+, $9 children 3-12, free for children under 3.

Do

Sports

  • Brooklyn Cyclones, [3]. New York Mets single-A minor league team, which plays in Coney Island right next to the Boardwalk. They were established to fill the void of Brooklyn's old Major League Baseball team the Dodgers, who left for Los Angeles after the 1957 season.

Buy

Eat

  • John's Deli, 2438 Stillwell Ave (between Harway Avenue and Bay 50th Street; Subway: D train to Bay 50th Street), +1 718 714-4377. Great roast beef heroes.
  • L & B Spumoni Gardens, 2725 86th Street (between West 10th and West 11th Streets; Subway: N train to Avenue U or 86th Street-Gravesend, or D train to 25th Avenue), +1 718 449-1230 (), [4]. Daily Noon-11PM. Consistently rated by many as one of the best pizzerias in the city. Talk to any Brooklynite and they will tell you to get an "L & B Square".
  • Taci's Beyti, 1955 Coney Island Avenue (at Avenue P; Subway: B/Q trains to Kings Highway), +1 718 627-5750‎. Daily Noon-11PM. Well-priced, fantastic Turkish restaurant located in Gravesend. Fast service; BYOB. Worth the trip, and a good opportunity to explore other areas of Brooklyn if you're staying in the Slope or the Heights.
  • Totonno's, 1524 Neptune Avenue (between West 15th and West 16th Streets; Subway: D/F/N/Q trains to Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue), +1 718 372-8606, [5]. M-Sa 11AM-11PM. A family brick oven pizzeria that's been continually operating since 1905. Only walking distance away from the Coney Island boardwalk.
  • Nathan's Original, Surf Avenue at Stillwell Avenue (D, F, N, Q to Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue). Opened in 1905, this store offers great hot dogs, fries, grilled chicken, etc. Prices are somewhat high, with a hot dog costing $3.25


Drink

Sleep

Contact

  • Brooklyn Public Library (Brighton Beach branch), 16 Brighton First Road (at Brighton Beach Avenue; Subway: Q train to Ocean Parkway or B train to Brighton Beach), +1 718 946-2917, [6]. M 10AM-6PM, Tu 1PM-8PM, W 10AM-6PM, Th 1PM-8PM, F 10AM-6PM, Sa 10AM-5PM.
  • Brooklyn Public Library (Coney Island branch), 1901 Mermaid Avenue (at West 19th Street; Subway: D/F/N/Q trains to Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue), +1 718 265-3220, [7]. M-Tu 10AM-6PM, W 1PM-8PM, Th 1PM-6PM, F 10AM-6PM, Sa 10AM-5PM.
  • Brooklyn Public Library (Gravesend branch), 303 Avenue X (at West 2nd Street; Subway: F train to Avenue X or N train to 86th Street-Gravesend), +1 718 382-5792, [8]. M 10AM-6PM, Tu 1PM-8PM, W 10AM-6PM, Th 1PM-8PM, F 10AM-6PM, Sa 10AM-5PM.
  • Brooklyn Public Library (Highlawn branch), 1664 West 13th Street (at Kings Highway; Subway: N train to Kings Highway or D/M trains to Bay Parkway), +1 718-234-7208, [9]. M-Tu 10AM-6PM, W 1PM-8PM, Th 1PM-6PM, F 10AM-6PM, Sa 10AM-5PM.
  • Brooklyn Public Library (Homecrest branch), 2525 Coney Island Avenue (between Avenue V and Gravesend Neck Road; Subway: B/Q trains to Neck Road), +1 718 382-5924, [10]. M 1PM-8PM, Tu-W 10AM-6PM, Th 1PM-8PM, F 10AM-6PM, Sa 10AM-5PM.
  • Brooklyn Public Library (Kings Bay branch), 3650 Nostrand Avenue (between Avenues W and X; Subway: B/Q trains to Sheepshead Bay, then transfer to B36 bus to Nostrand Avenue and Avenue X, or 2/5 trains to Flatbush Avenue-Brooklyn College, then transfer to B44 bus to Nostrand Avenue and Avenue X), +1 718 368-1709, [11]. M-Tu 10AM-6PM, W-Th 1PM-8PM, F 10AM-6PM, Sa 10AM-5PM.
  • Brooklyn Public Library (Kings Highway branch), 2115 Ocean Avenue (at Kings Highway; Subway: B/Q trains to Kings Highway), +1 718 375-3037, [12]. M 10AM-6PM, Tu-Th 10AM-8PM, F 10AM-6PM, Sa 10AM-6PM, Su 1PM-5PM.
  • Brooklyn Public Library (Sheepshead Bay branch), 2636 East 14th Street (between Sheepshead Bay Road and Shore Parkway; Subway: B/Q trains to Sheepshead Bay), +1 718 368-1815, [13]. M-Tu 10AM-6PM, W-Th 1PM-8PM, F 10AM-6PM, Sa 10AM-5PM.
  • Brooklyn Public Library (Ulmer Park branch), 2602 Bath Avenue (at 26th Avenue; Subway: D train to 25th Avenue), +1 718 265-3443, [14]. M 1PM-8PM, Tu-W 10AM-6PM, Th 1PM-8PM, F 10AM-6PM, Sa 10AM-5PM.



This article is an outline and needs more content. It has a template, but there is not enough information present. Please plunge forward and help it grow!



Variants

Actions

Destination Docents

In other languages