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Brighton Beach is the neighborhood just up the boardwalk from Coney Island. With a large Russian-speaking population, you’ll find stores, restaurants, and fashions that are different from other parts of NYC.

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Car service cars can legally pick up passengers in Brooklyn as of last week. I thought this was already legal. My advice: ask the price before you’re seated in the car, not when you reach your destination.

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Transportation dominates the landscape out McDonald Avenue. This ride-on duck sticks out on the sidewalk like a demented ship figurehead searching for water. To get to the beach: jump in the saddle, turn the vessel right, and follow the elevated tracks a couple miles until you see the water. Continue straight when the tracks turn and enjoy a dip in the cool Atlantic.

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Magic hour on the platform, with an incoming Queens-bound F train. Elevated platforms shake, sometimes alarmingly, so getting a focused shot can be a challenge.

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We pointed the car toward Marine Park and Kings Plaza mall, a few miles out, where the land meets the water. The drive, at least the part under the elevated F Train tracks, was more interesting than the shopping.

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You are advised to bring a friend to the busstop for company. Schedules are posted, but they are suggested rather than actual, in my experience.

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The lights had just gone on at this station and it was raining a little. The man in the striped shirt was carrying foot-long camera, but wasn’t taking any pictures.

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That’s how it works – it’s not until you’re on the subway steps, on the way to the platform, that you notice the fine fruits and vegetables down at street level. Next time I’ll go there, and I’ll check out the meal offerings, too.

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Hmmm… is the box of Frosted Flakes for kids in the house or adults, too?

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Used to be a gas station. The skeleton of the sign remains, and so do the lights. Those are F Train tracks to the left.

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