Last days of Coney Island as we know it, that is. Gothamist headed down to Coney Island yesterday to partake in an annual tradition - overeating and riding the Cyclone. It seemed like the crowds were smaller than normal, but the weather was brisk and there was a threat of rain. Despite the weather, we enjoyed our ride on the Cyclone and our overindulgence. Anyone looking for the batting cages and racetrack will be out of luck as they're already gone. With Astroland closing after this year, we'll be sure to head back to Coney Island more than a few times this year. The future of Coney will certainly not be the same.

More photos from opening day at Coney Island from lornagrl, dogseat, and bifteck on flickr.

Photos by Tien Mao