I spent my final New York day in Coney Island, Brooklyn. The beach at Coney Island is extremely clean, perhaps due in part to the hi-vis clad ‘beach cleaners’ with ‘Cool Hand Luke Failure to Communicate’ emblazoned on their tangerine backs.


Restoration work and a closed New York Aquarium failed to disrupt my fun and I recalled the action in The Warriors as I walked along the boardwalk, surrounding myself with thick Russian accents.

My trip included a legendary Nathan’s hot dog, fresh lemonade and saltwater taffy, as well as a ride on the Wonder Wheel (the swinging cars are pretty scary).



I had my fortune printed by Zoltar, a la Tom Hanks in Big and played some retro video games, before boarding the train back to Manhattan.