Coney Island

community in Brooklyn, N.Y., so called for the rabbits once found there (see coney) and was known to the Dutch as Konijn Eiland, from which the English name probably derives. It emerged as a resort and amusement park center after the U.S. Civil War.

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Definitions of Coney Island from WordNet

Coney Island (n.)
a section of Brooklyn on the Atlantic; known as an amusement center;