- an area in S Brooklyn in New York City: amusement park and beach.
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- an island off the S shore of Long Island, New York: site of a large amusement park
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Word Origin and History for coney island
community in Brooklyn, N.Y., so called for the rabbits once found there (see coney) and was known to the Dutch as Konijn Eiland, from which the English name probably derives. It emerged as a resort and amusement park center after the U.S. Civil War.
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Famed as a beach resort and amusement center.
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