This is a common picture of the Coney Island landscape today. The only thing that is different is that most of the amusement park features on the right are gone. Of course the Cyclone is still there. That park is was called Astroland Amusement Park and closed a couple of summers ago. The Cyclone was part of Astroland. However, now that that park closed down this past summer was the first summer it ran as its own thing. With admissions being charged to ride the roller coaster and not have it be associated with any of the parks. Interestingly enough, there has been some ongoing debate for awhile about if they should just demolish the entire thing and make way for apartment buildings etc or try to revitalize the area. I remember that there had been some discussion every year about how if a current given summer would have been the last for Coney Island. However, it always seemed that it would go on for another year. The beach, is very disgusting and old and mucky. Hell, the sand there is black at most parts. And, Astroland, the one of two remaining parks closed down at the end of summer 2008. When looking for pictures to show you, I found out that there is in fact going to be another park built. I am guessing in the same area of land that Astroland once stood in called Luna Park. Luna Park was one of the original parks at Coney Island and in fact, in Sydney Australia there is a park that is a replica of that one in style and in name as well.
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