New York City 2009
New York City | New York
04 Dec 2009 | Fri
Day 10 of 11
Nathan’s Famous | Coney Island Boardwalk | Astroland
Nathan’s Famous, the iconic hot dog stand located on the Coney Island Boardwalk, has been a landmark of the New York City area for more than one hundred years. Founded in 1916 by Polish immigrants Nathan and Ida Handwerker, Nathan’s is best known for its world-famous hot dogs and traditional boardwalk atmosphere.
But it’s not just Nathan’s that draws visitors to Coney Island. Along with the beach and amusement park rides, Astroland gives locals and tourists alike a unique experience. Opened in 1962, Astroland was an iconic symbol of American nostalgia that featured a collection of classic rides from various eras.
From bumper cars to rollercoasters and carousels, Astroland offered something for everyone. While Astroland has since been replaced by Luna Park, visitors can still find remnants of the historic amusement park around the boardwalk.