ConeyIslandBerman[Book: John S. Berman – 2003 – 17x23cm – 128 Pages – Many B&W photos]. As the ultimate summertime destination for tens of thousands of New Yorkers during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Coney Island is famous for its historical amusement parks and attractions: The Cyclone, The Bobs, Virginia Reel, Wonder Wheel, Grand Canyon Toboggan Railway and the Thunderbolt roller coaster. Coney Island was the place to get a Nathan’s Famous hot dog, enjoy the penny arcades and dance pavilions. The boardwalk bustled with excitement and was the scene for many first kisses. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Fair.