Recently in need of some amusement, Anthony and I headed down to Coney Island to see what might be happening on the boardwalk and to grab a little nosh.


Not far from the amusement area where the Wonder Wheel and Cyclone live is this mural of interesting sea life called The First Symphony of the Sea by Toshio Sasaki, created in November 1991 of cast concrete terrazzo and ceramic tile.


I’m not sure if I’m interpreting this correctly, but I think these are a bunch of fried eggs. How the eggs fit in with the variety of fish that otherwise make up the mural…I can’t tell you. But I think they’re kind of cool anyway.


After strolling down the boardwalk from Coney Island to Brighton Beach, we found a fabulous little Ukrainian fusion eatery called Cafe Glechik on Coney Island Avenue. Highly recommended for Ukrainian dumplings. Make sure you have a good appetite when you go. Everything we had was so good.


While the meal at Glechik was definitely satisfying and I really enjoyed the boardwalk stroll, I still didn’t feel as if I’d been properly amused. So after grabbing some homemade ice cream on the boardwalk, we grabbed tickets for the Wonder Wheel and jumped into one of the swinging cars for a spin and a swing.


Bwaaaaaaa. If you’re in need of amusement, you can take the D, N or Q to Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue.

Mary Maru