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 Cyclone
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

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