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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterReporting from Lakemont Park in Altoona, Pa.-- My current travels across the great American roller-coaster belt will put me aboard five of the oldest operating coasters in the world, including the very oldest at little Lakemont Park here in Altoona....
Ah, summer at Coney Island: Carnies beckoning passersby to try their luck shooting the freak. Wild screams coming from the Cyclone coaster. Elephants taking on humans to see who can eat the most hot dog buns. But the rollicking, somewhat seedy beachfront...
This summer could mark the end of Coney Island's historic Astroland amusement park. But years of back-and-forth bickering among a developer, city officials and ride operators over the park's future leaves residents wondering if the closure threat is...
wpix.comMayor Michael R. Bloomberg is set to announce details of city's $95.6 million deal to purchase 6.9 acres in Coney Island on Thursday. It is an important step for the city to move forward with their plan to revitalize the Brooklyn amusement park district...
Special to amNewYorkRamp up your adrenaline and rattle your bones on one of the city's many thrill rides. BROOKLYN Astroland Amusement Park (718) 372-0275 1000 Surf Ave (corner of W. 10th St.) Located on the Coney Island Boardwalk, Astroland is home to the world...
Tribune staff reporterWhat is a great city? It's a city that, when you're in the heart of it, you know exactly where you are. New York is a great city. Boston is a great city. San Francisco is a great city. New Orleans is, still. Inside, we've chosen a few of America's best...
The city's Parks Department maintains 14 miles of beaches, all of which are open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Lifeguards are usually on duty from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Here are some suggestions for finding surf 'n' sun in the city: ORCHARD BEACH Pelham Bay...
Coney Island 718-946-1350 2-mile long boardwalk, New York Aquarium, rides, eateries; outdoor spray showers The most famous of all New York City's beaches, Coney Island can be a unique experience. The wide strip of beach gets so crowded on hot, weekend...
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