At the beginning of Summer of this year, I went to Coney Island to see the Mermaid Parade. And while I was there, I took pictures of the Coney Art Walls with Lynn and Justin from Mad Hatters NYC and Becca from Tea With B Blog. But see the problem with that was that my camera was in for repair and my phone wanted to cooperate and die at the mid-afternoon point. I shot a couple of the walls but the pictures were of the struggle variety and weren’t good enough for a post. So I made another attempt to get out to Coney Island before the end of Summer and bear the two-hour train ride, I did it with bonus fireworks! Yes, damn it!!
What Are the Coney Art Walls
Coney Art Walls is an outdoor museum of street art in Luna Park featuring 35 walls from well-known artists. Every year the walls are updated and I love it! It is a very popular spot for fashion bloggers and locals to shoot and tourists as well. The detail of the works is so wonderful that you can totally just stare at them for hours if it wasn’t so crowded during the park hours.
What Did I See At The Coney Art Walls
I didn’t get to take pictures of all 35 walls because I didn’t want to miss the fireworks but I got a good majority. Just a sidenote, if you are going to eat amusement park food stop at Nathan’s Famous for the seafood platter (which I didn’t know that they had) and get a freshly made funnel cake. I was so bad that being healthy that night.
Anywho, the walls were amazing and a must see! They are located at 3050 Stillwell Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11224, the hours vary depending on the season and are worth going to no matter what time of year that you decide to go. Here are my favorites from the collection of this year:
Are you a fan of street art like me? Do you have a popular spot in your city to see it? Tell me all about it in the comments below, let’s keep the conversation going! In the meantime follow along with me on Instagram in between blog posts and subscribe! Until our next rendezvous…
30 thoughts on “The Coney Art Walls Rendezvous At Night”
That’s cracker and something I’d love to see. It’s a great idea to make a museum out of it.
I love street art too, we have some around Belfast but then we also have the murals too, that despite subject matter have awesome artwork.
Periodically folks break into where the trains are kept and decorate pieces of them too. It’s kinda funny when a decorated one roles up ?
That used to happen here as well until they changed the train cars and now the paint doesn’t stick so we don’t have those decorated cars anymore.
I love the Alexis Diaz piece! It wasn’t complete yet when we were there. I love how a lot of these pieces take on a completely different feel at night so going back out for fireworks and street art was a genius idea! 🙂
And a seafood platter at Nathan’s? Who knew??
Thanks! I was blessed to catch the night sky looking so vibrantly blue that day. It does feel kind of sexy at night, I’m not sure if that is the right word but there is a different feeling.Yep, that Nathan’s is the most elevated Nathan’s I have ever been to, including the frog’s legs dinner.
Nice post and photos Trudy! I know you and I have talked about the street art closest to me-The Welling Court Mural Project. Honestly, it took me moving out to Queens to really and truly appreciate street art and murals. It literally is one of my favorite things now, and I photograph them whenever I can, but sometimes I just sit back and take it in. I am trying to get people for another LIC Photo Walk in the next few weeks and there is one prominent bit of street art I want to share with everyone, so let me know your availability!
Thanks, Rob! The middle of November looks possible, I don’t have anything planned that I can think of. I would love to see Wellington Court Murals with you, especially since I’ve only seen it through pictures.
Great. I’m trying to coordinate between various people so I’ll keep you in the loop. I want to do it before it starts getting too cool. Even if it happens before then you of course are always welcome to swing by to see Wellington. It is very close to our apartment so I can show it to you anytime!
Thank you so much, I’ll remember that!
So many reasons to go back to NY, this is one of them!! Love the murals!
Thank you! There are so many spots that I have yet to visit and I live here!
Ok, add this to the upcoming “Skipah sees New York” future visit with you as the tour guide. Also, Nathan’s sells seafood? Like the Fish Hot Dog or what? Very intrigued by this new discovery!
Clams, deep fried soft shell crabs, fried cod with hush puppies and fries!
Street art is so cool…. as is street Food!
Wow! Thank you for these pics! These are too cool! You know, the countless times I’ve been to NYC, even lived there 1 summer and I’ve never been to Brooklyn! Some day!
Never??!!! How is that possible? It is so hospitable and varied with culture, Summer is the best time to be there.
Very cool street art. Coney Is will always be remembered after my favourite singer Van Morrison years ago mentioned it in a song ?
I’ll look up the song. Which one was it?
Trudy, here is a link to the lyrics. The song is called Coney Island. Loved it years ago, though still fond it now. ?
I have never been to Coney island but would love to go. Once I was an expert funnel cake maker during a NJ summer though ??
Do you ever try to make them at home?!You must go to the amusement park, the beach is ok there but the park is the jewel!
Never! I think I could though. You have me thinking?
Street art, street food we have it in abundace in Bangers( Bangkok) I love it!
Very exotic! I would love to visit!
I love it for a few days and then I go back to rural Thailand and peace and quiet 🙂
What do you do in rural Thailand besides enjoy the beauty?
Fantastic- I do so love street art! ? When I went to France a few years ago, up in the Pyrenees foothills just south of Carcassonne, I drove past a village with the most fantastic street art I’ve ever seen. The scenes were of rural France & were so lifelike! It was really strange as the village was not on a major route either. ?
Here in Orlando we have quite a bit of stunning street art. Most that I have seen has been a memorandum to The Pulse tragedy. Will have to keep my eye out and start snapping pics.
If this inspires you to do that, then I’m completely flattered.
These are incredible! Need to visit on my next trip to NYC.