when i stepped out onto brighton beach, i decided that i'd like to live in new york. not on the island. heavens no. too far away from the action. but i like the idea of having such a cool beach to go to.
when the summer crowd leaves, coney island is a great place to relax away from the noise and crowd of manhattan. lots of seniors (yeah, old folks) live on the island, and a lot of them like to sit out on the sidewalk in folding chairs and talk (a lot of it in italian). all day. i don't know, i guess that's fun for them.