Seaside restaurant from Coney's heyday
Places That Matter: Coney Island
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Childs was planned as an enormous restaurant that could cater to the needs of the enormous crowds that gathered on the beach on hot summer days. Childs is significant as a major architectural monument in Coney Island, as a building employing some of the most spectacular terra cotta in New York City, and as a building that exemplifies the complex history of the development of Coney Island both as a beach resort and as a year-round community.