Love Letter to New York: Classic LIFE Photos of the Big Apple

Aerial of Coney Island, 1950

Aerial view of the crowded beach and pier at Coney Island, including the Parachute Jump amusement park ride (the tall structure at left) in Brooklyn, New York, 1951.

Margaret Bourke-Whiteā€”Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

Aerial view of the crowded beach and pier at Coney Island, including the Parachute Jump amusement park ride (the tall structure at left), Brooklyn, 1951.

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