Coney Island is a New York City neighbourhood entertainment area. The first resort “Brighton Beach” was built in 1868. After that, several hotels and attraction points were built that attracted thousands of people from different social classes. With the development of railroads at the beginning of the 20th century, Coney Island turned from a resort into an easily accessible entertainment area. It was once the largest amusement area in the country, famous for its technological innovations such as electric lights and roller coasters and baby incubators. After World War II, the popularity of the area began to decline; several structures were torn down. In 1964, the last reaming large amusement park, Steeplechase Park, was closed and demolished. High crime rates, insufficient parking facilities, bad weather, lack of continuous-advancement and several events like the World’s Fair and the opening of Disneyland were the major contributing factors in the decline of the visitors. The restoration started in the late 1970s, and today Coney Island is the most popular tourist destination of New York City.
Here below we have compiled a list of historical photos of old Coney Island from the early 20th century that show Historic Luna Park and other attraction points of Coney Island.