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Riegelmann Boardwalk in Brighton Beach, NY



Riegelmann Boardwalk

The Riegelmann Boardwalk is one of the most iconic parts about Coney Island.

It was originally built in 1923 as a 2.7-mile long boardwalk along southern shore facing Atlantic ocean between West 37th Street near sea gate neighborhood to Brighton Beach.


The Riegelmann Boardwalk is a must-see for any visitor to Coney Island. It's made primarily out of wooden planks that are arranged in chevron pattern, ranging from 50 - 80 feet (15 - 24 m) wide and elevated slightly above sea level at upmost point where it connects several amusement areas including Luna Park with one roller coaster called the Cyclone; Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park.


With its many appearances in the arts and media, Coney Island's iconic boardwalk became one of America's most recognizable symbols. The massive project took years to complete with Brooklynites contributing heavily towards this great public work that continues to shape our landscape today.

The Coney Island Cyclone has become an icon of this famous New York City destination, with appearances in the arts and music alike. It's also responsible for transforming what was once just sand into something so much more than that - it became known as one if its most important public works projects since Brooklyn Bridge back when they were building them all up along America's East Coast.


The Coney Island waterfront was divided among several private entities who erected barriers. Plans for a boardwalk were first discussed in late 1890s as an opportunity to unify the different sections.


Steeplechase Pier is actually more than just a piece of old history. It's one-of-a kind, and it still stands today! Steeple chase pier was built in 1904 by Coney Island locals who had wanted to enjoy some time at the beach without having their homes demolished for newer developments like Brighton Beach (which thankfully didn't happen). The structure extended 1,040 feet southward from West 17th Street all the way down until its base met oceanfront land - making this NYC landmark unique among other piers found within Brooklyn or Queens' suburbs.




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