Wizards of 8th Street

Founded the amusement manufacturing capital of the world

In the early 20th Century West 8th Street was the amusement manufacturing capital of the world. It was a street lined with family-owned businesses that used Coney Island as an open air laboratory to design and build amazing rides and amusements.

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Founder of the town of Gravesend
Activist Songwriter
Coney Pioneer
Built Coney's First Amusement Park
Inventor of the Hot Dog
Inventor of the Baby Incubator
Founder of Steeplechase
Creator of Thompson & Dundy's Luna Park
Sideshow Impresario
Developed Carousel Wood Carving
Thrilled the Public with Exotic Dancing
Ride Inventor and Manufacturer
Designer and Builder of the Parachute Jump
Designed and Built the First Rollercoaster