A 40ish minute ride on the subway put us in
Russia Brighton Beach. Wow, this was quite the culture shock, like going back 30 years in time… I think the only English we heard was our own! Very cool little area to poke around and purchase mystery food items (we bought what we thought were cookies and chocolates for our neighbour who was looking after Cleo Mimi, since he actually reads and speaks Russian and he thoroughly enjoyed them!).
Next, onto Coney Island. We walked the short distance along the boardwalk, pretty deserted but expected since it was Monday lunchtime.. There were some school groups there – what a cool field trip! – but mostly it was empty. At the end of the boardwalk, we happened upon Nathan’s Famous! (well I knew that was THE place to go for lunch so I steered us in that direction!)
And voilà, lunch (with a drink each!) for under $20!
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