In my 5 years in NYC, I never made it to Coney Island. I knew that this was one iconic New York spot that I couldn't miss, so I grabbed a friend, and set off for a few hours. We went to the aquarium, though they didn't have polar bears, their jellyfish sufficed for me. We went to the Original Nathan's Hot Dogs...and cruised the boardwalk. It was definitely a life experience, the people, the sounds, the sights...everything.