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    Coney Island is a fun place for friends and family. There is no way to ever get bored You have many things to do for example spend time at the beach, taking a walk on the board walk, play games, and watch people play musical instruments to grab the attention of those walking by. This is a place you would want to go visit again and wouldn’t want to leave at the end of the day. The board walk is a good place to walk and look around to get familiar with the area and decide what you want to do first

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    Coney Island at the Turn of the Century

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    America was undergoing a cultural change in society. An island with Amusement Parks and vast beaches was underway in development to change the face of America in ways no one could have imagined at the time. The island was referred to as Coney Island. Coney Island Amusement Parks was built in a span of 30 years that would provide the American people a place to relax and enjoy time together with their friends and family. As a whole, Coney Island at the turn of the century, offered the ways of the future

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    Coney Island a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York City that is well known for the beach amusement park component attached to the moniker. Coney Island is also the setting in two works of literature such as Guillermo Cotto-Thorner’s novel Manhattan Tropics and José Martí’s newspaper article “Coney Island”. Although these two pieces were written in different times, Cotto-Thorner in and Martí in. They have distinctive similarities and difference. As a setting Coney Island is known for its loud bolstering

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    Rethinking the American Dream in Coney Island of the Mind, Why Wallace?, and Goodbye, Columbus Webster defines a dream as "something notable for its beauty, excellence, or enjoyable quality." This seems, logically, something that everyone desires to obtain. However not everyone is the same therefore each dream is not the same. According to certain works of literature regarding the 1950's-60's though, it appears as if many people are quite disillusioned and believe their dream is the one and

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    Coney Island developed overtime became not only a place for excitement, but an escape from the busy work life and problems that many lower class Americans and immigrants faced. West Brighton was the center of Coney Island in the 1870’s and was connected to New York City by Prospect Park and Coney Island Railroad that brought people to large hotels, restaurants, ballrooms and games that could withhold over 50,000 people on a good day in Coney Island (33). Statues and architecture at Coney Island that

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    Russian Mountains

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    Chunk Switchback Railway in Pennsylvania. Coney Island It began in 1884, when La Marcus Thompson, the "Father of the Gravity Ride," opened a 600-foot switchback railway at Coney Island. With a top speed of six miles per hour, Thompson's ride was little more than a leisurely, gravity-powered tour of the beach. Still, its popularity enabled him to recoup his $1,600 investment in only three weeks. Within a few months, however, Thompson's monopoly on Coney Island coasters was over. Charles Alcoke also built

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    New York

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    beaches near New York and it's possible to get to them for a day trip. Coney Island is the nearest, you can get there on the subway but I wouldn't swim there because the water is pretty dirty as they say. A better bet is to check with the Long Island Railroad and inquire about their special beach packages which are available in June, July, and August.. For instance, you can get a round trip ticket to Long Beach on Long Island and a pass to use the beach for the day for about $12.

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    What I Have Learned

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    What I Have Learned When I think about what counts as learning to me, I think about my life. Just being able to live in this world to me is a learning experience, because I feel that my life is full of lessons and I believe that it takes lessons to learn in life. I feel that I have learned to understand learning more and to also understand the value of learning. As I get older I can comprehend subject matters more than I could ever do before. I am learning to be more serious and I find myself

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    What Really Counts as Learning

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    What Really Counts as Learning Learning happens in so many places and in so many ways. Maybe it is at the mall, or at home, or even in a classroom. For Russell Thomas it was in the poor town of Coney Island. In Coney Island, Russell has to learn many hard lessons in life. He learns that you can’t change everything and that life isn’t fair. Russell is forced to realize that failure is part of life and that it happens to all of us. These are all teachings that are irreplaceable and valuable

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    Cheap Amusements

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    Peiss, Kathy. (1986) . Cheap Amusements. New York: Temple University. In Cheap Amusements, Kathy Peiss studies the customs, values, public styles, and ritualized interactions expressed in leisure time of the working-class women living in New York. The social experiences of these young women gives different clues to the ways in which these women constructed and gave meaning to their lives between the years of 1880-1920. The laboring poor’s leisure activity was brief, casual, and non-commercial

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