Back to Coney Island

I am happy to report that since my last visit to Coney Island, which I will admit was several years ago, there has been good news for those who believe in retaining the great landmarks of the past, and not just as memorials but as living, breathing places for visitors to enjoy.

It was brought to my attention that New York City purchased almost 7 acres of land from Thor Equities and is inviting amusement park operators to submit proposals (RFP.)   According to my source those in Coney Island are expecting a great season this coming summer. I hope I will be able to be there. Maybe I’ll even take a ride on the Wonder Wheel, on one of those crazy moving cars!


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