Even if you missed the Mermaid Parade (it was June 17, and a pretty soggy affair), there’s still plenty of reasons to head to seaside fun spot Coney Island. In addition to the Cyclone celebrating a landmark birthday (90!) with a free boffo block party, you’ll also find new rides, new eats, new art — and all the old sun and sand favorites, too. Click through to see what’s happening on, and along, the boardwalk!

For a Legendary Pie

We won't say Totonno's Pizzeria Napolitano is NYC's best pizza, because we know people get crazy about that stuff, but some people say it is. The old school Neptune Avenue pizza joint, founded in 1924 is the oldest, continually-run family owned pizzeria in the U.S. — and possibly, the world! Pies made in a now-illegal coal oven (the restaurant's is grandfathered-in) feature homemade mozzarella cheese and crispy thin crusts. This Coney Island institution has survived two fires and Hurricane Sandy, and counts among its legion of fans Zagat, The New York Times and the James Beard Foundation as well as celebs local and international.  Note: This place serves pizza only by the pie; we're sure you can figure out a way to deal with that.

1524 Neptune Ave.
Coney Island
Online: totonnosconeyisland.com

photo: Adam K. via Yelp 

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