Where: Surf Ave. at Atlantic Shore, Brooklyn
How to get there: D, F, or Q Train to Coney Island Stillwell/Surf Ave.
Coney Island is in limbo right now, stuck somewhere between its 19th-century heyday, recent derelict kitsch, and future Disney World makeover. Like everything in New York, it was better before you heard about it, but that’s no reason not to go. It’s still got the boardwalk, it’s still got the Cyclone roller coaster, and it’s still got Nathan’s classic hot dogs.