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By David Rogoff and Bonnie Chernin | Agent in Brooklyn, NY
  • Coney Island Real Estate

    Posted Under: General Area in Coney Island  |  July 20, 2010 7:44 PM  |  545 views  |  3 comments

    Coney Island real estate comes in an array of choices that include residential homes, condos, co-ops, commercial and mixed-use properties.  What that means is you'll find just about anything when it comes to Coney Island Brooklyn real estate.  However, let's examine this world-renowned area in a bit more detail.

    Coney Island Real Estate:  A Thrill Ride of the Past...and the Present

    If you're thinking about buying Coney Island real estate you might wonder about the area's name.  One theory is it was named for the cone-shaped hills settlers discovered in the area.  Another says it's an English translation of the Dutch words 'Conyne Eylandt,' which means 'rabbit island' (due to the large population of rabbits that were there at the time).  How the area got its name is still unknown, but one thing is abundantly clear.  When people mention New York City and her landmarks, Coney Island usually comes to mind for its beach, boardwalk, amusement parks and, of course, the world-famous original Nathan's (http://www.NathansFamous.com).  In fact, Nathan's has long been holding it's annual hot dog eating contest that attracts participants from around the world since its opening in 1913.  However, maybe you're more of a pizza or Italian food fan instead.  There's always Totonno's (http://www.Totonnos.com) true brick oven pizzas or Gargiulo's Restaurant (http://www.Gargiulos.com) that has been serving find Italian cuisine and pasta delights for over a century.

    Although there was a decline in the parks that made Coney Island famous for a few decades, the area has been renewed in recent years.  You'll find the NY Aquarium (http://www.nyaquarium.com) and MCU Park (http://www.BrooklynCyclones.com) home to the minor league Brooklyn Cyclones of the New York - Penn League, located here.  There's also a resurgence of other attractions like the Cyclone (http://ConeyIslandCyclone.com) and Luna Park (http://www.lunaparknyc.com/).  Many people today are rediscovering this American treasure.  So if you're considering buying Coney Island real estate, you're not alone!  And if you are interested in finding out more information about buying or selling a property in Coney Island we will be happy to assist you.

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