Day 1260

Sea Gate

June 12th, 2015

Sea Gate is a large gated community at the western tip of Coney Island (aerial view). To keep the grubby public out, each of the two street entrances has a guard on duty at all times. I asked if I could enter as a visitor and walk around, but the guard said no. You can sneak into Sea Gate from the beach, but I figured it would be wise to try to get official permission if I was going to spend hours walking every block in the neighborhood. Walking Sea Gate isn't a necessity for me, since it's a private neighborhood, but I'd do it if I got the chance.


  1. Sandi says:

    The beach approach looks pretty risky, too.

  2. Bill Willsie says:

    Question: Is “Coney Island” an actual island? If not now, has it ever been an island? Or, is it just the name for a part of a larger body of land? Wondering how/why it was called Coney Island if it’s not an island???

  3. Bob Gort says:

    I wonder how Sea Gate made out in Hurricane Sandy? Looks like it would have been very exposed.

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