The Reigelmann Boardwalk in Coney Island is one of the most well known areas on the Atlantic shore. The wooden walking area stretches for over 2 and a half miles around the edge of the island and was once home to many amusement parks and rides for children and adults. The structure was named after Edward J. Riegelmann and built using a combination of concrete and steel for the foundation with standard wood planking for the visible surface of the boardwalk.
In addition to popular sights, such as the Coney Island Cyclone roller coaster and the New York Aquarium, the boardwalk is also home to a new baseball stadium that was built to be host to the home games of the minor league baseball team, the Brooklyn Cyclones, which takes its name from the roller coaster. Although the Riegelmann Boardwalk was more popular in previous years, the large stretch of wooden planks is still a frequent destination for both visitors and locals alike.