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Join Joe Svehlak, whose family has been coming to Coney Island for over a century, as he reminisces about the old rides and the Steeplechase Amusement Park. View the Cylone, Wonder Wheel, Parachute Jump, and a restored carousel. Formerly known as “Sodom by the Sea ” for its risque “honky-tonk” entertainment, Coney Island is now experiencing a renaissance with new amusements and facilities along with the aquarium and ballpark. Stroll the boardwalk, enjoy a hot dog at Nathan’s, stay for a swim. Coney Island is again everyone’s playground.