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Astroland Rocket

The Astroland Rocket of Coney Island finally found a new home.  Former Astroland co-owner, Carol Hill Albert donated the super-awesome Rocket to the NYC Economic Development Corp. on behalf of the Coney Island History Project.  We still don’t know where … Continue reading

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Moving the Astroland Rocket

Oh wow.  An icon of Coney Island and nostalgic symbol of enthusiasm for the Space Age, the 14,000 lb Astroland Rocket was moved today…  To Where?  We don’t know yet. video courtesy of magicalthemeparks on YouTube

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Save Coney Island

Charlie Denson from the Coney Island History Project gave a talk at the Municipal Arts Society last night.  Spirits were low three days after the closing of Astroland but some folks are organizing a letter-writing campaign, among other things, to … Continue reading

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Goodbye Astroland!

We’ll always have the Cyclone and the Wonder Wheel though!

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Coney Island Hall of Fame

Today, I attended the 2008 Coney Island Hall of Fame Induction ceremony at the Coney Island History Project museum located under the ever-invigorating Cyclone roller coaster.  Carol Albert accepted a plaque on behalf of Astroland Park and three post-mortem inductees … Continue reading

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