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Coinciding with wave of warm weather to hit New York City in recent weeks, we’re reintroducing our tour of The Secrets of Coney Island: Past, Present, Future, & Unknown. Titled America’s first playground, Coney Island was a small strip of sand on Brooklyn’s south coast that became synonymous with the burlesque, the bizarre, the outlandish and the corrupt.

Join, author, playwright and Untapped Cities tour guide, Justin Rivers, as you trace the steps of the two main characters from his graphic novel, The Wonder City: The Great Whale of Coney Island on their visit one hot summer in 1942. Through their eyes, you’ll see what Coney Island was like at the height of its mid-century popularity. Our first tour is scheduled for May 21st:

Tour the Secrets of Coney Island: Past, Present, Future, & Unknown

On this tour, you’ll unearth old secrets of the many long-gone amusement parks and learn about what’s in store for the hotly contested future development of the island. For more information, see below:

$35 (+fees)
What to bring: Comfortable walking shoes
What to know: The tour is approximately 2 hours long; please note that the MTA is unpredictable and detours due to construction could arise.

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Tour the Secrets of Coney Island: Past, Present, Future, & Unknown

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