Coney Island Affair
Most people that read my blog or that have been around for while now, know that I have a weak spot for New York and especially for Coney Island. Definitely not the most beautiful place, also nothing really special (other than a fair by the beach). In fact the place can be quite sketchy at night. But for some reason the whole atmosphere there makes me think of old times. When you'd have signs at fairs looking for young hard working men or free spirits to join the team and travel along to the next destination. Well maybe it's just me, but every time I'm in New York I have to make sure I get a chance to go to Coney Island.
May 29, 2017
Labels: On track, Closet, Sail the Seas
We've actually been quite lucky, as our day on Coney Island was the warmest one I had in New York. I obviously only noticed that after I already decided to go with a pair of desigual jeans. Luckily the alternative was a summer dress. As the little flowers on the jeans matched the carrousels so well though, I decided to keep them on for the first shots. I don't even have to take rides, eat snacks or play the lottery, I just like strolling around looking at everyone else doing things. I couldn't resist at the ice cream stand though. By the way you pay 8$ for what you see on that photo. Coming from Berlin, this is insane! But since it was used to bribe my boyfriend into tagging along on our shoot, I guess it was totally worth it!
After the fair we also discovered an open air art gallery. My little desigual summer dress fitted right in. It actually reminded me of a painting when I chose it in the first place. Little did I know it would work so well with real art work. But back to the open air gallery. It's basically a set of walls with little food and drink vendors in between, as well as benches. Each wall is decorated or painted by a different artist and you can spend quite some time just looking around discovering something new around every corner. I also like how the position of the sun and the amount of brightness can change a painting quite drastically.
We spend the end of the day getting the best Pizza in New York (in my opinion) at Totonnos Pizza which is about 10-15 minutes walking distance from the fair. A small place that looks like it's right out of a 60s Italian mafia film. There's usually a line so we came a little earlier, also note that they only serve pizza until the dough is used up. After that no more! The place is a real original and you should definitely try it on your next trip to New York. We only ate half and took the rest to go to finish up while watching the sunset at the pier. I thought it was super romantic, my boyfriend thought it was cheesy, we both had our moment and then caught the train back home! For a short moment I thought about making it a trip and walking home. 3.5 hours didn’t' seem so much - I'm glad we decided otherwise.