An Aussie’s 1st time in New York – part VI – Brooklyn, Brighton Beach and Coney Island

Written by Gary on July 11th, 2011

It would be very easy to miss catching a subway train to Brighton Beach and seeing little Russia by the Sea, on a beautiful warm June day when it is just delightful to walk along the Brighton Beach boardwalk down to the Coney Island amusement park and the pier.

The following were taken with Panasonic GH-1 Micro Four Thirds camera:

Brighton beach boardwalk:

Brighton Beach

Coney Island amusement park from the jetty:

Coney Island

Taking in the sun outside the aquarium:


Russia on the beach – on your walk back, have lunch at Tatiana’s restaurant on the boardwalk – very reasonably priced and nice food too!

Little Moscow

A perfect way to spend the afternoon is catch a couple of trains to get you to Brooklyn Museum station and you can spend a relaxing afternoon at Brooklyn’s art gallery which has a very nice collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts as well as American paintings.

Here are a few:

Out of doors study by John Sargent, 1889:

Nude with apple by William Glacken, 1910:

Posing/passing by Kehinde Whey, 2003:

more from Brooklyn Museum of Art here.

next post – MOMA art gallery.


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