Meaning of CONEY ISLAND in English
- CONEY ISLAND
Amusement area, southern Brooklyn , New York, N.Y., U.S. It was an island in the Atlantic Ocean until its creek silted up and it became part of Long Island .
The first pavilion and bathhouse were erected in 1844, and it gained popularity with the coming of the subway in 1920. It has a 3.5-mi (5.6-km) boardwalk, an amusement park known for its rollercoaster (the Cyclone), and sideshows (notably Coney Island U.S.A.). It is also the site of the New York Aquarium.
Britannica English dictionary. Английский словарь Британика. 2012