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A dark ride located in Deno's Wonder Wheel Park, near Jones Walk on the Bowery, in the shadow of the Wonder Wheel. "Billed as the world's only indoor-outdoor dark ride and the 'longest, largest ride in Coney Island', Spook-A-Rama was the brainchild...
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Taken from Surf Avenue looking north west. To the east of the main entrance to Luna Park is Kisters Hotel and Restaurant. The building survived numerous fires, and the demise of its famous neighbor, until the 1970's. "For nearly a hundred years, the...
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Brooklyn & Queens Transit trolley 2543 on Sea Gate line, traveling west. Luna Park entrance and the B&B Carousell can be seen in the background right. The Boston's Hotel building (built 1907) is behind the trolley. By this time it had ceased...
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Trolley (Brooklyn & Queens Transit 2534) on Sea Gate line (Surf Avenue) passing Luna Park. The Kisters building is also visible. "For nearly a hundred years, the Kister Building served as Coney's 'clubhouse.' In 1895, Fred Kister bought a small...
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Trolley (Brooklyn & Queens Transit 8090) on Sea Gate line (Surf Avenue) in West End. Half Moon Hotel is visible in background.
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In 2002 the Parachute Jump was disassembled for a thorough structural rehabilitation and repainting. Sections of the Jump were placed in the parking lot of Keyspan Park for sand blasting and painting. This photograph shows one of two large...
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A typical fortune telling amusement in an arcade in Coney Island, circa 1970. (The Spook-A-Rama and Wonder Wheel sign is visible in the background)
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Early spring view of the Boardwalk near Stillwell Avenue, looking east towards Astroland and the Brightwater Towers. Shaw's (later Ruby's) Bar, Playland (later the Boardwalk home of Coney Island, USA), Cook's Baths and a Kentucky Fried Chicken store...
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Built in 1920, The Wonder Wheel is now an official NYC landmark
Wonder Wheel and Coney Island amusement district, looking west from the AstroTower.
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Thunderbolt Demolition Parachute Jump is visible in the background.
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