Just got back from Coney Island. It was my first outing there cuz I also miss the Mermaid parade! I can never remember when that is. I highly recommend everyone to visit before it gets undergoes a major transformation. I don't know how much of it will be torn down but I am hoping that all the favorites will remain. Do not miss the freak show. It was well worth the few dollars. Also you can't beat the 99 cent coney island museum which is right around the corner. Of course you have astroland, famous nathans, and the cyclone which are entertaining. Plus there is the beach if you are adventurous. I just wish someone would tell me what yellow frosting is covering all those corn on the cobs. It looks like yellow paint. I'm sure some sort of butter/margarine action is going on but it just looks so unnatural.