As a native New Yorker, I'm sometimes unsure of how famous Ellis Island is. All New Yorkers know it. Do all Americans know it? What about the Irish, who lost a remarkable percentage of their population to American immigration in the 19th and 20th centuries? Or the Italians, who followed close behind?
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Coney Island, the strip of land at the southernmost end of Brooklyn, is one of the most nostalgic places in New York City. The amusement park, which has been around in some form since the mid-1800's, still has that run-down, old-timey quality to it that defies the modern steel rollercoasters and refurbished boardwalk...
Croton Point Park is iconic in Westchester County. A long walk out to the grassy and partially forested peninsula yields stunning views of the Hudson River, south to New York City and north to Bear Mountain. The park is home to bald eagles in the winter, public campgrounds in the summer, the famous annual Clearwater Festival, and also 8.8 million square meters of garbage.