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For the first time in five years, the most prominent symbol of Coney Island’s Astroland – the amusement park’s iconic rocket ship – has returned to the People’s Playground for display. The Coney Island History Project announced this morning that the Astroland Rocket Ship was trucked back into the amusement district overnight after the group assumed control of…

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Get ready to spin, twirl and fly again this Sunday as many famous Coney Island attractions are set to open for the first time since Superstorm Sandy caused millions of dollars of damage to the landmark, according to a report by the New York Daily News. The world-famous amusement area of Coney Island will open…

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(Why not both for Lundy’s — except with a less tacky sign) …or a combination of the two. It’s that time of the year when we say, “Out with the old and in with the new.” It gets hard to say, “out with the old” when it means saying goodbye to some of our venerable…

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(Coney Island Shrine – Courtesy of Tricia Vita) Everyone is invited to meet at the Astroland Park gates on New Year’s Day for an opportunity to share the loss of Coney Island, as we know it, with others in a memorial event and to add to a shrine. Here is the letter we received from…

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We had some pretty chilly temperatures this week and don’t you wish it was still summer? If it was still summer, you would probably be heading out to Coney Island on this Friday night for some fireworks, fun, and rides at Astroland Park (nice to see the website is still up) in Coney Island. But,…

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(Photo courtesy of Coney Island History Project) …carnival barking, that is. We love to take a bite into a little nostalgia, especially when it involves our sister neighborhood, Coney Island. How many of you can remember the days of Coney Island when it was the newborn apple of the Big Apple’s eye? Well, with all…