Coney Island & Little Odessa Sightseeing Program
Drive to Manhattan Beach, the more upscale neighborhood of Brighton Beach, with its beautiful single-family homes form the late 19th century. You will begin to think that you are no longer in New York, but a Russian city. The shops’ signage is in a foreign alphabet and the markets are full of Russian-made goods. Besides the ethnic attraction, it was also the childhood home of writer/producer/comedian Mel Brooks and playwright Neil Simon, who put the neighborhood on the stage with Brighton Beach Memoirs. Your guide will take you through the historic sights and shops.
As you enter the ever-popular, world-famous Coney Island, the first thing you will notice is that it’s not an island. Coney Island was connected to Brooklyn with landfill in 1920; now it is best known for hotdogs, amusement parks, and the Cyclone. Coney Island is full of iconic history that has created the legend it’s become. You will walk along the famous boardwalk and even dip a toe in the Atlantic Ocean.