Thursday, March 04, 2004

Department of Island Exploration

Amy Langfield recently took a trip with the intention of writing about riding the entire length of the B train. Instead she ended up writing about Coney Island. Give it a read.

(By the way, I always thought Coney Island meant "King's Island," the word Coney having warped from the original Dutch koning, meaning "king." This site, however, claims that the name comes from konijn, the Dutch word for "rabbit." Who knows?)

In reading Amy's posting, I was pleased to see that she stumbled across the amazing boardwalk game called Shoot the Freak!, which my more faithful readers will recall from previous postings here last June and August. I am past pleased to hear that the game is still up and running.

For all the information you could ever hope to know about Coney Island, go to this incredible site.