Coney Island was pretty close to what I had imagined- kind-of a mix between Venice/Santa Monica- with a lot of east coast flavor mixed it. We walked along the board walk and took in a lot of the sites.
The carnival was very old-school, and we of course had to go on the "Wonder Wheel"- with a swinging seat of course.
Further down the boardwalk we walked out onto the pier- and there were a lot of people crabbing and fishing- catching them too!
We decided to omit the hot dogs and ice cream for some Russian/Ukrainian food towards the other end of the boardwalk in Brighton Beach. We ended up at this Pirate themed restaurant, Gambrinus. I think that we were the only ones not drinking beer AND vodka. Ha. Amazing.
Till next time NY, maybe a Dec. birthday trip is in the cards?! (Fingers crossed)