A view of Coney Island's Steeplechase Pier at sunset. Despite wintry temperatures, there were lots of people strolling along the frozen sand and icy boardwalk. One person was actually swimming! Most people just refer to the pier as either the Coney Island fishing pier or Steeplechase Pier. The full name on the Department of Parks and Recreation sign is "Pat Auletta Steeplechase Pier" and honors the late "Mayor" of Coney Island.