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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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06.14.14 Marina Galperina

Coney Island, the home of America’s favorite struggling theme park, opened a new attraction today: the Thunderbolt roller coaster. Unlike its wooden predecessor of the same name that operated on the site for nearly six decades, this one is all made of steel – the latest of promised upgrades. The ride is pretty smooth, with […]

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03.10.14 Bucky Turco

Earlier today, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and the people who run Coney Island’s amusement park broke ground on the Thunderbolt, a brand new steel roller coaster being constructed to replace the wood one of the same name that operated for nearly six decades. It was decommissioned in 1982 and illegally torn down by then […]

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12.05.12 Andy Cush

Some Coney Islanders are resentful of a plan that would put $2 million towards relighting Luna Park’s longstanding (and defunct) Parachute Jump attraction, festooning it with what Borough President Marty Markowitz called “enough bling so it can be seen from outer space.” These residents believe that money might be better spent towards something else: restoring […]

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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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11.12.10 Marina Galperina

You can wear James Gilbert’s plastic underwear, as long as you take a photo in them and post it. Hence: Tweeted, Googled & Inappropriately Touched. Do it at the social media art extravaganza #TheSocialGraph, opening tonight at 6pm. […]

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08.19.09 Bucky Turco

How cute, Streetsy just got a girlfriend. Since there’s an obvious shortage of blogs dedicated to documenting street art in NYC, shutterbugs Becki Fuller and Luna Park decided to monetize their flickr streams and launch a new one in collabo with Robots Will Kill. The Street Spot is still a little short on content so […]

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05.01.09 Will Sherman

Tomorrow night, Williamsburg’s Artbreak Gallery opens to “The Great Out Doors,” a group show of graffiti and street art on doors inside the gallery. Curated by street artist Billi Kid and photographer Luna Park, the show also includes a slide show of vandalized doors in the wild. The show opens from 6 to 10 PM […]

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