In summer, Coney Island's beach and boardwalk are jammed full, and traffic along the main beach route is at a standstill. The amusement park is raucous with the sounds of music and chatter and yelps and the hum-noise of mechanical rides. For the solitary, the beach sizzles like a Hieronymus Bosch tableau in the summer heat. But in the winter, it is paradise with air cold and crisp, sky powder blue, and the silence of shut-down time of all activity and motion. A whipping wind slices the waves and dares you to stand upright against its force. February is a great time to visit Coney Island in Brooklyn, NY.