Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.

Coney Island

Coney Island, situate at the entrance of New York harbour, and near the S.W. angle of Long Island, is five miles long and half a mile broad. It is a popular summer resort, and is the terminus of several railways connecting it with Brooklyn. Steamers also ply in the bathing season between it and New York, which is eleven miles distant.