On the boardwalk


We’ve been hearing it for years, but this time I finally believe the rumors that this will be the last summer of the Coney Island Cyclone—meaning if you want to ride something wooden and mechanical and full of the romance of old New York, you will after this year have to haul ass all the way to 34th street and hop on one of the original escalators at the Macy’s flagship store.

*Apr 04 - 00:05*


But before Coney Island is overhauled, or at least one-third of it is, New Yorkers spent the afternoon yesterday sprucing up the trash barrels that will line the boardwalk for a final season of the old amusement area. Bring on the summer and seedy nostalgea, I’m craving a hot dog.

4 Responses to “On the boardwalk”

  1. italicious Says:

    noooooooooooooooooooooo how can they close coney island? how I ask, how?

  2. Leila Darabi Says:

    They’re renovating, so there will still be something there. But not the Cyclone, which just wont be the same.

  3. Elizabeth Westley Says:

    But it is landmarked, so it can never be torn down. Leila, do you know? Will it just be left there, dusty and disintegrating?

  4. Leila Darabi Says:

    I will investigate. News reports seem to say the Cyclone is done. But what will happen to it is a good question. Stay tuned!

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