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Astroland sold !!

Posted by Newkirk Images on Tue Nov 28 18:59:19 2006

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Just heard on the 6 o'clock news on Ch.4 and Ch.7 that Deno's Astroland Park has been sold and will make way for an indoor water and amusement park.

On Ch.4, Sue Simmons mentioned that the Cyclone was safe, but Ch.7 didn't mention the Cyclone. They mentioned a new roller coaster. That's what my ears heard tonight.

There was no mention about the Wonder Wheel. Aren't the Wonder Wheel and Cyclone landmarked ?


Bill "Newkirk"

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Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by Terrapin Station on Tue Nov 28 19:07:43 2006, in response to Astroland sold !!, posted by Newkirk Images on Tue Nov 28 18:59:19 2006.

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http://www.newyorkbusiness.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061128/FREE/61128009/1086/FREE

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Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by Newkirk Images on Tue Nov 28 19:17:05 2006, in response to Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by Terrapin Station on Tue Nov 28 19:07:43 2006.

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I saw an earlier article about Thor Equities Coney Island project. I had no idea Astroland would be sacrificed. They better leave that Wonder Wheel alone. If they raze the Cyclone, count on Sea Beach Fred flying in on the red eye and raising holy hell !!

Bill "Newkirk"

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Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by The Port of Authority on Tue Nov 28 20:12:29 2006, in response to Astroland sold !!, posted by Newkirk Images on Tue Nov 28 18:59:19 2006.

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The Cyclone belongs to the parks department, IIRC, so it probably won't be going anywhere.

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Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by heypaul on Tue Nov 28 20:50:17 2006, in response to Astroland sold !!, posted by Newkirk Images on Tue Nov 28 18:59:19 2006.

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Bill... Astroland, owned by Alpert Family, and Deno's Wonderwheel, owned by the Vourderis family, are two separate properties. The Alperts are selling the property that Astroland is on to Thor. The Cyclone is not owned by the Deweys and is not on the Astroland site. It is owned by the City and the Alperts operate it for them. They will continue to operate the Cyclone. The Alperts may relocate some of their rides to another location in Coney Island.

There is a long thread about the sale at the Coney Island USA messageboard.

http://www.coneyisland.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?board=news;action=display;num=1164739362

These developments are further evidence of my theory that the destruction of the venerable, historic and beautiful Stillwell Terminal marked the end of Coney Island.

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Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by heypaul on Tue Nov 28 21:02:44 2006, in response to Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by heypaul on Tue Nov 28 20:50:17 2006.

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I just heard that Thor Equities has purchased the MTA's Coney Island Yard complex for $8 million. Thor will build a parking lot and a ferry terminal for people who are coming to Coney Island. They are also ironing out the final details for the purchase of Stillwell Avenue Terminal. Should this occur, Q service will terminate at Ocean Parkway, N service at 86th Street, F Service at Ave X and D service at 25th Ave. 24 hour shuttle bus service will be provided.

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Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by South Brooklyn Railway on Tue Nov 28 21:04:04 2006, in response to Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by heypaul on Tue Nov 28 21:02:44 2006.

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That shit better not happen.

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Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by italianstallion on Tue Nov 28 21:06:29 2006, in response to Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by heypaul on Tue Nov 28 21:02:44 2006.

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LOL.

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Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by South Brooklyn Railway on Tue Nov 28 21:19:07 2006, in response to Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by heypaul on Tue Nov 28 21:02:44 2006.

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Link?

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Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by SelkirkTMO on Tue Nov 28 21:20:14 2006, in response to Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by heypaul on Tue Nov 28 21:02:44 2006.

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Ah! Just like a few years ago for Coney ... "And never the trains shall meet!" :)

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Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by Terrapin Station on Tue Nov 28 21:23:47 2006, in response to Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by South Brooklyn Railway on Tue Nov 28 21:19:07 2006.

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LINK

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Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by vfrt on Tue Nov 28 21:33:13 2006, in response to Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by South Brooklyn Railway on Tue Nov 28 21:04:04 2006.

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The land is too valuable to store subway cars on. Thor is proposing 6 luxury high-rent, high-income only residential towers. The poor destroyed Coney Island anyway, who needs them. The Stillwell Terminal complex is part of the deal. Thor is leasing it back to the MTA for $750 million per year. As part of the deal they will also construct some low-income housing on the site of an old radium factory on Shell Road.

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Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by South Brooklyn Railway on Tue Nov 28 21:36:47 2006, in response to Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by Terrapin Station on Tue Nov 28 21:23:47 2006.

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LOL!

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Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by heypaul on Tue Nov 28 21:39:54 2006, in response to Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by vfrt on Tue Nov 28 21:33:13 2006.

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I didn't hear anything about a radium factory. The low-income houosing is going to be built on the heavily polluted ex- Brooklyn Union Gas Company site.

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Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by South Brooklyn Railway on Tue Nov 28 21:41:31 2006, in response to Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by heypaul on Tue Nov 28 21:39:54 2006.

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I think there is over development going on everywhere in Brooklyn because the population is out of control.

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Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by Train Dude on Tue Nov 28 21:48:34 2006, in response to Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by heypaul on Tue Nov 28 21:02:44 2006.

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Unfortunately, the green peace people are fighting the sale. There are two issues. There are an endangered species of sludge-eating catfish in the creek that borders the southern end of the yard. This alone would block devepment of the area. To compound the problems, there is a home-built submarine in that creek that has recently been declared a historic site by the landmarks preservation committee of the city of NY. The court battles were projected to last through the first half of the 21st century so the developer said "screw it" and took his plans to New Jersey.

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Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by Train Dude on Tue Nov 28 21:50:34 2006, in response to Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by South Brooklyn Railway on Tue Nov 28 21:41:31 2006.

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They talked about spiking the water with estrogen to limit reproduction.

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Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by bingbong on Tue Nov 28 21:57:23 2006, in response to Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by heypaul on Tue Nov 28 21:02:44 2006.

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OK....so where are they gonna put the trains?

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Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by SelkirkTMO on Tue Nov 28 21:59:53 2006, in response to Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by bingbong on Tue Nov 28 21:57:23 2006.

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Probably the same deal as when they built Tracey Towers over Concourse yard decades ago. Trains in the basement to shake big buildings. :)

At least any remaining R40's won't get wet during layup.

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Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by heypaul on Tue Nov 28 22:23:53 2006, in response to Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by SelkirkTMO on Tue Nov 28 21:59:53 2006.

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"Probably the same deal as when they built Tracey Towers over Concourse yard decades ago. Trains in the basement to shake big buildings."

Exactly.

I believe that they will unveil the original 1906 plan for the Steel Globe Tower, which was to be 700 feet high.

http://www.westland.net/coneyisland/articles/globetower.htm

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Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by BMT Guy on Tue Nov 28 22:46:55 2006, in response to Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by bingbong on Tue Nov 28 21:57:23 2006.

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In Heypaul's apartment, where else?! Anything that won't fit will be shipped to Long Island for storage in Train Dude's backyard.;-D

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Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by bingbong on Tue Nov 28 23:06:33 2006, in response to Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by BMT Guy on Tue Nov 28 22:46:55 2006.

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Works for me. Probably not for him, but it works for me. :)

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Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by SelkirkTMO on Tue Nov 28 23:11:15 2006, in response to Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by heypaul on Tue Nov 28 22:23:53 2006.

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That woulda been a REALLY interesting rotting carcass on the boardwalk nowadays, but a rather interesting design. Spent one night on the tenth floor of Tracey Towers after a party and we got so snockered, I couldn't stand. Woke up at 6AM to this rattling like an earthquake along this this frequent mooing sounds ... it was arnines leaving for their runs in the basement. Dunno HOW people could live there. Heh.

But looking out the window to what tracks were visible below, it was like being surrounded by a huge Lionel set. Could be worse I s'pose - they COULD build a highrise over a BUS garage. :)

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Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by SelkirkTMO on Tue Nov 28 23:14:20 2006, in response to Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by BMT Guy on Tue Nov 28 22:46:55 2006.

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Hey! Do me flavor, son! Leave some brakeshoe crumbs that head toward the Major Deegan for a few of them R40's ... got PLENTY of duct tape in the garage here. :)

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Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by BMTLines on Tue Nov 28 23:17:55 2006, in response to Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by heypaul on Tue Nov 28 21:02:44 2006.

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N service at 86th Street,

A limited partnership has been organized to build a new "Sea Beach Palace" Hotel, The open cut portion of the N Line has been purchased and will become a Steam Railroad ride terminating at the hotel. Dinner trains will run Friday nights and weekends at 6 and 8:30...

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Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by Future Motorman on Tue Nov 28 23:19:14 2006, in response to Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by heypaul on Tue Nov 28 21:39:54 2006.

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So, they find a new way to kill the poor (mostly minorties in NYC). Ain't that something.

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Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by Future Motorman on Tue Nov 28 23:22:19 2006, in response to Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by Train Dude on Tue Nov 28 21:50:34 2006.

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The leftover radium should leave them sterile enough, along with the spread of cancer.

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Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by RonInBayside on Tue Nov 28 23:59:12 2006, in response to Astroland sold !!, posted by Newkirk Images on Tue Nov 28 18:59:19 2006.

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I have seen reports about a new coaster- don't know if that will replace the Cyclone, or just be in addition to the Cyclone.

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Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by BIE on Wed Nov 29 00:27:08 2006, in response to Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by Future Motorman on Tue Nov 28 23:19:14 2006.

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A nice little parting gift from the rePUKEliKans.

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Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by BIE on Wed Nov 29 00:35:11 2006, in response to Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by vfrt on Tue Nov 28 21:33:13 2006.

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The rePUKKKEliKKKan era is ending. From trigger happy pigs who need the death penalty not being able to throw together a good coverup in Georgia, of all places to this attempt to sell a huge part of the City's infrasrtucure to a crooked land developer and relocatiing the poor (who needs them, in your words) to a radioactive wasteland so they can die prematurely. A lot of people need to go to jail over this. We need to start QUICKLY smashing the greedy dreams of crooked businessmen and their corrupt political allies.

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Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by BMTLines on Wed Nov 29 01:01:56 2006, in response to Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by Future Motorman on Tue Nov 28 23:19:14 2006.

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Thats because bullets are inefficient... 50 shots for one man was a lot of wasted resources....

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Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by SUBWAYSURF on Wed Nov 29 04:02:08 2006, in response to Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by South Brooklyn Railway on Tue Nov 28 21:04:04 2006.

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Why? What are you going to do about it?

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Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by R4 Bryn Mawr LCL/R5 Paoli EXP on Wed Nov 29 06:12:26 2006, in response to Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by heypaul on Tue Nov 28 21:02:44 2006.

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I don't know which is worse, your horrible shitty joke (or your crappy humor in general), or the fact that half a dozen people think you're serious.

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Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by SUBWAYSURF on Wed Nov 29 06:40:26 2006, in response to Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by R4 Bryn Mawr LCL/R5 Paoli EXP on Wed Nov 29 06:12:26 2006.

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I'd vote for #2. That is sad.

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Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by heypaul on Wed Nov 29 07:37:48 2006, in response to Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by R4 Bryn Mawr LCL/R5 Paoli EXP on Wed Nov 29 06:12:26 2006.

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"I don't know which is worse, your horrible shitty joke (or your crappy humor in general), or the fact that half a dozen people think you're serious."

Why don't you think about it some more and let us know what you decide?

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Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by Dan Lawrence on Wed Nov 29 08:25:43 2006, in response to Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by Train Dude on Tue Nov 28 21:48:34 2006.

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Since New Jersey is New York city's trash pit and has been since the 18th Century, nobody will object. Green peace people are not allowed in New Jersey. The NJ State Police have orders to shoot them on site.

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Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by Bob Andersen on Wed Nov 29 08:32:29 2006, in response to Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by heypaul on Tue Nov 28 21:02:44 2006.

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They should rebuild, the Manhatan Beach, Oriental and Brighton hotels!







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Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by BIE on Wed Nov 29 08:43:07 2006, in response to Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by BMTLines on Wed Nov 29 01:01:56 2006.

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Use a Light Antitank Weapon. ONE SHOT-- complete satisfaction.

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Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by Allan on Wed Nov 29 11:08:46 2006, in response to Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by bingbong on Tue Nov 28 21:57:23 2006.

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76th Street

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Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Wed Nov 29 11:47:30 2006, in response to Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by RonInBayside on Tue Nov 28 23:59:12 2006.

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The Cyclone is landmarked, IINM, so nothing is going to "replace" it.

As for the Wonder Wheel, I am not sure if it's landmarked or not.

BTW, Disney has made a duplicate of the Wonder Wheel, and it's at it's California Adventure Park in Disneyland in Anaheim, California.

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Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by brooklyn76 on Wed Nov 29 11:52:06 2006, in response to Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by Allan on Wed Nov 29 11:08:46 2006.

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here pics of the deveolpment pics. one pic shows wonder wheel still there.
http://kineticcarnival.blogspot.com/2006/08/redevelopment-conceptual-designs.html





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here's new that tenents have 90 days to leave. new owner alreadying sending notices.
http://kineticcarnival.blogspot.com/2006/10/thor-begins-to-stomp-out-development.html

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Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Wed Nov 29 13:42:50 2006, in response to Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by heypaul on Tue Nov 28 20:50:17 2006.

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These developments are further evidence of my theory that the destruction of the venerable, historic and beautiful Stillwell Terminal marked the end of Coney Island.

The old Coney Island died decades ago. It's been a squalid-filled rathole since. As long as Nathans, the Wonder Wheel and the Cyclone survive in some form, I welcome the development. Coney has been rebuilt several times over, so this is nothing new for this area. It was once a seaside resort for the rich, then the masses, then a slum. Perhaps a modern facelift would help restore it's luster.

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Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Wed Nov 29 13:46:41 2006, in response to Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by Train Dude on Tue Nov 28 21:48:34 2006.

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That'll be enough time for all the big, white-owned construction companies to set up minority owned fronts so that they can bid on the contracts specifically set aside for minority owned corporations. Just today, I saw an ad in the NY Post which said "Wanted: Black Men With Hammmers".

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Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Wed Nov 29 13:49:04 2006, in response to Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Wed Nov 29 11:47:30 2006.

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Both the Cyclone and Wonder Wheel are landmarked. They will NOT be destroyed. I could see the WW being moved to another location.

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Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by Newkirk Plaza David on Wed Nov 29 14:12:13 2006, in response to Astroland sold !!, posted by Newkirk Images on Tue Nov 28 18:59:19 2006.

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The Cyclone is safe but the Astrotower will have to go because the new owners said it would be too costly to replicate/relocate a new location for the tower.

NY Daily news story.

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Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by Newkirk Plaza David on Wed Nov 29 14:17:58 2006, in response to Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Wed Nov 29 13:42:50 2006.

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I can't argue with you. Coney Island has been long a ugly place. Six Flags Great Adventure is far superior but expensive, while Rye Playland is family friendly but too far to travel for some people. Like Casino Royale giving the 007 franchise a much needed face-lift, Coney Island needs the same as well. It needs to return to some of the speldor lost in the 1960's as a mecca for entertainment and summer fun. Remember the seedy Times Square area 15 years ago? Look at it now, you can't stay away from it, and there is always something to do up and down The Deuce.

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Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by Newkirk Plaza David on Wed Nov 29 14:25:17 2006, in response to Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by South Brooklyn Railway on Tue Nov 28 21:04:04 2006.

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Do you believe that?

It's satire and Heypaul is great at that.

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Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by Bob Andersen on Wed Nov 29 14:32:32 2006, in response to Astroland sold !!, posted by Newkirk Images on Tue Nov 28 18:59:19 2006.

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Now if they can find someone to operate the Parachute Jump...

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Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Wed Nov 29 14:39:14 2006, in response to Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by Newkirk Plaza David on Wed Nov 29 14:17:58 2006.

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Oh, yeah. I remember the bad old Times Square and the 24/7 prostitution outside the PABT.

Some people actually hate what they call the "Disneyfication" of Times Square. I do NOT. I'm sure there will be others who want to retain Coney Island's squalor. I just don't get it.

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Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by Peter Rosa on Wed Nov 29 14:39:20 2006, in response to Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Wed Nov 29 13:46:41 2006.

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That'll be enough time for all the big, white-owned construction companies to set up minority owned fronts so that they can bid on the contracts specifically set aside for minority owned corporations. Just today, I saw an ad in the NY Post which said "Wanted: Black Men With Hammmers".

Don't laugh. Consider the case of Liberman Broadcasting. It was a company owned by Jews of Polish origin that got a huge tax break when it bought a Los Angeles radio station a number of years ago by qualifying as a "minority owned" company. The family could trace itself back to ancestors who had been expelled from Spain in 1492, and therefore was entitled to be treated as Hispanic.

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