Coney Island Boardwalk

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Historic Coney Island Boardwalk Designated A Scenic Landmark

May 15, 2018 - 8:34 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Coney Island's legendary boardwalk gets a special honor on the 95th anniversary of its opening.

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission has designated the 2.7-mile boardwalk a scenic landmark.

“The Coney Island Boardwalk is as much a part of the culture as it is a part of the history of New York City. It is a beloved public space that embodies Coney Island’s democratic spirit and reflects our city’s values of tolerance, inclusivity and equity," said Landmarks Preservation Commission Chair Meenakshi Srinivasan.

"Coney Island’s boardwalk is a timeless treasure,” said New York City Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver. “With its rich history, I am confident that with this designation, it will stand and serve this City and its visitors for hundreds of years to come.” 

Stretching form West 37th Street to Brighton 15th Street, the boardwalk has been attracting visitors since first opening on May 15, 1923.

It is home to the Cyclone rollercoaster and the annual July 4th Nathan's Hot Dog eating contest.

The planning commission and City Council are expected to approve the designation.