Also on these boards
"parachute ceiling design" in restaurant over bar Coney Island, New York, 1944 (Marie Hansen)
As a kid, I remember dreaming that I would find myself on a beach and a bunch of teenagers would invite me over and say "hey, can we throw you up in the air with our blanket?" I think I let my cousins try it once and the results were fairly painful.
Walker Evans (American, 1903–1975). [Man and Woman on Coney Island Boardwalk, From Behind, Coney Island, New York], 1929. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Walker Evans Archive, 1994 (1994.251.168) © Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
In Coney Island, there's 3 miles of sandy beach. It is also a good idea to check out Luna Park (a theme park), New York Aquarium, the Abe Stark Ice Skating Rink, or MCU Park (a minor league baseball stadium).