As I headed to the iconic Coney Island and Brighton beaches, following a decade hiatus, I asked, "What will be the same? What won’t? Are there new adventures for the taking?"

Parking had alway been a part of the adventure and it still is. I found a metered parking place twice with patience and acts of kindness bestowed from drivers and pedestrians.  The steep parking fee at the NY Aquarium's lot was $24 vs $2 for two hours at the Munimeter.  

My first stop was Famous Nathan’s.  I passed on...

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