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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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The iconic parks of Southern Brooklyn damaged by Superstorm Sandy will remain closed for months while the city focuses its resources on higher priority disaster needs according to a report in the New York Daily News. Parts of the famed Coney Island Boardwalk, nearby Coney playgrounds, the Red Hook Recreation Center, and all of Manhattan…

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The Alliance for Coney Island is a new partnership between the city and the several well-known establishments in Coney Island’s business community. Today marks the official launch of their organization. Originally, the organization was going to focus on tourism, marketing and other means of maintaining Coney Island’s popularity. Now, after Sandy, they’ve decided to switch…

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Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park by the Coney Island boardwalk is set to hold their second annual Pet Day and Costume Contest on Saturday, June 16. From noon through 7 p.m., all pets will receive a free ride on the park’s Wonder Wheel when escorted by their owner. At 2 p.m., the Coney Island Pet…

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As a diminutive Brooklynite whose posterior is a little too close to the ground for my liking, I could not have been more ecstatic to learn that a Zoltar Speaks fortune telling machine — the exact same kind that made Tom Hanks become “Big” in the 1988 motion picture of the same name — has…

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Owners of the renowned Deno’s Wonder Wheel are throwing a party for the fear-inducing machine’s 90th birthday. The party’s tonight, and you’re invited. There will be live entertainment on the boardwalk and at The Wonder Wheel from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., hosted By The World Famous BOB. Among the bands playing are The Hungry…