Neighborhood: Coney Island, Brooklyn
Coney Island is the greatest, because regardless of how many people are there, the Brooklyn seaside alternate universe is always weird. No number of people with cameras and out-of-town accents will change that. You bend to Coney Island's will, not the other way around. Sandy hit the area hard, and it's all the more reason to get down there and support the locals businesses. And freaks. Your family won't believe it.