Coney Island has always fascinated me. It has been involved with some of the most memorable scenes in movies/music for me. "The Warriors," "Requium for a Dream," "Grand Theft Auto IV." There are also good Lou Reed and Amy Correia songs. Despite this love, when I was in New York City for a few days, Coney Island was not on my agenda of places to hit. We were trying to get as much stuff in as possible, and through random wanderings and not paying a great amount of attention, we ended up in a subway car we thought was going to the Statue of Liberty... The car we got in was going no where, because it was at the end of the line. However, as we soon learned, it was the express to Coney Island. We eventually decided to stay on the train and visit Coney Island. It was fun. We had foreign drinks and walked the beach. There was also the Jennifer Connelly pier to visit, and just everything was made absurd by the fact it was cold, gray, and March in New York. Everything was an anti-beach condition.