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03.30.15 Liam Mathews

In a highly symbolic moment for the forever-on-the-verge-of-collapse Coney Island amusement park, the legendary Cyclone roller coaster froze during the ascent of its very first ride of the season on Sunday. Riders were forced to climb down the coaster on foot, in what was probably a more exciting turn of events than another ride on […]

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12.09.14 Rhett Jones

Anyone who’s ever been on the Cyclone in Coney Island can tell you that if you want to feel the pit in your stomach on a dangerous and poorly constructed carnival ride, there’s just nothing better than a rickety wooden roller coaster. Students at MIT took that sensibility all the way recently, constructing their own wooden […]

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07.03.12 Andy Cush

The Cyclone, Coney Island’s iconic wooden roller coaster, is 85 this year, having opened June 26, 1927. The first-ever flight from the West Coast to Hawaii was the same day. A few weeks later, Ty Cobb had his 4,000th career hit and Charles Lindbergh began a national tour to commemorate his solo trans-Atlantic flight, which […]

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