The Coney Island Boardwalk…
The Coney Island Boardwalk was always a place of fascination. Two and a half miles long with something to see all along the way. It starts at Bay 1 (where Manhattan Beach ends and Brighton Beach begins) and gets to Bay 7 (Ocean Parkway where Coney Island begins) and then to the end which is Bay 35 (the beginning of Sea Gate).
Bay 2 was where you made your date for Saturday night. It was wall to wall blankets, and the sand was hot so you’d stop at a blanket with the pretty girls on it, and start up some conversation.
Back to the boardwalk … there was the Coney Island rides section off the Stillwell Avenue train station, then moving west we had Silvers Baths, and a few bungalow colonies where people vacationed to escape the summer’s heat.
And remember, one wasn’t allowed to walk on the boardwalk unless adequately covered … police were always looking for such infractions (that’s when there were rules of “proper conduct”). What went on under the boardwalk was a world unto itself … the police were above looking for improper dress.