August 18th, 2009 | Published in Uncategorized
Tuesday, August 18th 2009, 4:30 AM
Dennis Corines mans the ice cream stand at Denny’s Delight Inc. on Surf Ave., whe snow cones are sold for $1 each.
Besides the beach, Boardwalk and rides, Coney Island has lots to offer, like inexpensive eateries and businesses. If this is your neighborhood or if you would like to live here, look here to find cheap staples in Brooklyn‘s favorite summer hangout.
HARDWARE STORE: Wilensky Hardware, 2126 Mermaid Ave.;(718) 266-7006
Come here to take care of your household plumbing, paint and electrical projects. For those quick fixes, pick up a tube of Krazy Glue for $1.99. Green thumbs can buy packets of seeds for 59 cents each.
HAIR SALON: Timbuktu Hair Care, 1511 Mermaid Ave.;(718) 266-3400
Timbuktu offers a variety of customers an assortment of services. Men, women and children come here for haircuts, relaxing, shaves, braiding, dyeing and perm services. Hair frosting is $10, and a man’s shave goes for $6.
NAIL SALON: JL Nail Academy, 1621 Mermaid Ave.; (718) 714-5097
Come to JL Nail Academy to get the Coney Island sand out from under your nails. Relax with a $6 manicure or $12 pedicure.
GROCERY STORE/DELI: Herradura Grocery Deli, 1627 Mermaid Ave.; (718) 996-8193
Known for its productos Mexicanos, Herradura also stocks basic items like soda, beer and produce. Pickled jalapeños are $1.49 per can and Charras tostadas de maíz are $3.99 per package.
DRY CLEANERS: Best Choice Cleaners, 1506 Mermaid Ave.;(718) 372-8086
Whatever the material – cotton, suede, leather or fur – Best Choice Cleaners will take care of it for you with its speedy same-day service. Get pants, slacks and blouses cleaned for $4.75.
PHARMACY: Mermaid Pharmacy, 2109 Mermaid Ave.; (718) 946-1084
In its 30 years of operation, Mermaid Pharmacy has filled more than 1 million prescriptions – and with free drug counseling, discounts for seniors and a wait time of 30 minutes or less for all prescriptions, it’s easy to see why.
ICE CREAM: Denny’s Delight Inc., 1214 Surf Ave.;(718) 266-9371
Forget the fancy yogurt – at Denny’s, you can cool down with a cherry, grape, blue or lime snow cone for just $1. Soft ice cream cones go for $3 apiece, or you can choose from a selection of hard ice creams, pretzels, funnel cakes or popcorn.
TAKEOUT: Pizza on the Run,2932 Stillwell Ave.;(718) 946-0395
At Pizza on the Run, the service is fast and the slices are big. Get a hot slice of cheese pie for $2.25 and eat it while strolling on the Boardwalk. Or grab a Sicilian slice for $2.49.
HOT DOGS: Nathan’s Famous Inc., 1310 Surf Ave.;(718) 946-2202
A Coney Island landmark, Nathan’s Famous Inc. has been serving up its world-famous beef hot dogs since 1916. Try an original hot dog for $3.41 or a chili cheese dog for $3.85. During the summer months, you can enjoy your meal at Nathan’s outdoor seating alongside Surf Ave.
Via Daily News