Cyclone, The

Surf Avenue front of the Cyclone roller coaster, taken from Surf Avenue looking south.
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Looking up at the tracks
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Coney Island got a much needed reprieve Saturday after its Dreamland amusement park re-opened just in time for the holiday weekend. NY1's Amanda Farinacci filed the following report. Coney Island is back, well, at least it looked that way Saturday...
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30-Nov-06
Detail of Cyclone sign.
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Artist and photographer
Lily Binder has photographed Coney Island extensively since her first visit in the 1970s. She claims that "The Cyclone is the most physically and mentally cleansing minute of your life because you can't think. It's pure adrenaline......
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Roller coaster aficionado
Bobby talks about being a young "urban explorer" in the 70's when Coney Island was "dirty and scary and rough" but still alluring. He remembers many of the attractions that no longer exist in Coney Island such as the bobsled...
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Rode the Cyclone at 4 years old
Marion is 75 years old and tells the story of first coming to Coney Island with her grandfather and riding the Cyclone when she was four years old. She subsequently took her children to Steeplechase regularly and then five years ago, she rode the...
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Cyclone Marathoner
Avid Cyclone rider Bill Galvin recounts the time he wore a dress to participate in a women's marathon on the Cyclone roller coaster in 1997.
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Devoted Cyclone Rider
At the time of this interview, Howie was in Coney Island on opening day to ride the Cyclone for the 50th year in a row. He was accompanied by his family, who have also been riding the Cyclone for years. Howie brought his wife to Coney Island shortly...
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First ride on The Cyclone
Kyle Yapching has long awaited being tall enough to ride The Cyclone. He visits his aunt and uncle every summer and finally in 2010 they were able to go on the historic roller coaster. Check out the video his Uncle Steve took of their ride by...
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