The war was nearly over when this picture was taken in 1945. Do you think that is the reason that all these people decided to go to the beach, to relax and celebrate? I don't think there is room for anyone to sit down. I look at this picture and wonder why when each person arrived, and saw all the people who had gotten there before them, they didn't turn around and go somewhere else. Human behavior is sometimes kind of weird, or maybe just New Yorkers, this picture was taken at Coney Island.