Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Unit: Coney Island
Coney Island in Brooklyn, NY was known for having world famous amusement parks.
Steeplechase Park 1897- 1964
Luna Park 1903-1946
Dreamland 1904 -1911
Astroland 1962- 2008.
Although the amusement parks no longer exist, some of the rides became New York City landmarks and cannot be destroyed. They are :
The Wonder Wheel
The Parachute Jump
Did you know the hot dog got it’s name at Coney Island? You can now eat hot dogs at Nathan’s Famous.
Here is a list of books about Coney Island.
Image: from MERMAIDS ON PARADE by Melanie Hope Greenberg published by GP Putnam's Sons