Coney Island is one of the most iconic places in New York City and one of the most famous amusement parks in the entire world. Located right on the beach off Brooklyn, everything about it is memorable from its famous Cyclone roller coaster to the hot dog eating contest that takes place there every Independence Day. However, arguably the most recognizable piece of Coney Island is its boardwalk. Usually if you wanted to see it you would have to actually go to Coney Island, but now you can have it right in the comforts of your own home.
The city is going through a $30 million renovation project at the Coney Island amusement park and with that comes new boards for the famous boardwalk. So for the old and broken up planks that have been there for decades it most likely meant a trip to the Staten Island landfill, but some furniture manufactures saw an opportunity for the old, yet historic, pieces of wood to be put to good use. Planks from the boardwalk are being made into chairs, tables, and even loungers. Now, they might now be the most beautiful pieces of wood to look at (years of wear and tear and bad seaside weather will do that), and the boardwalk furniture is pretty expensive (some pieces cost thousands of dollars), but the fact that they are the exact pieces of wood that once was the Coney Island boardwalk makes them a special collection for anyone’s home.
Coney Island has been one of oldest, well known, and visited areas in New York City and has brought enjoyment to millions over it’s years. Now, instead of making the trip to the park you can bring the park home and lay against it’s history as the boardwalk sits in your living room.