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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 14:41:55 2006, in response to 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.

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Doesn't shock me one bit.

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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 14:42:26 2006, in response to 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.

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I got sucked in right and proper.

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Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by Newkirk Plaza David on Wed Nov 29 14:44:11 2006, in response to Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Wed Nov 29 14:39:14 2006.

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The two rides I loved the most were the Cyclone and the old Hell Hole.

Anything else besides these two rides were kid stuff. Especially the Hell Hole, it was the only real ride at Coney. It took the meaning "Ride at Your Own Risk" to a new level, especially with the floor dropping as you spun around and around.

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Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Wed Nov 29 14:46:57 2006, in response to Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by Newkirk Plaza David on Wed Nov 29 14:44:11 2006.

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I hate roller coasters, but I endure the Cyclone at least once a summer for my son's sake.

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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 14:48:28 2006, in response to Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by BIE on Wed Nov 29 14:42:26 2006.

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It was rather convincing, but the heypaul name immediatley made me think satire. He's so good at it that sometimes it's hard to take him seriously when he's really being serious. Until I saw pictures of that R9 cab in his living room ....

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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 14:57:36 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 14:48:28 2006.

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Good ol' Heypaul.

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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 15:49:38 2006, in response to Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by BIE on Wed Nov 29 14:57:36 2006.

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"Good ol' Heypaul"

Well thanks...

In a brief NY Times article today, the reporter had heard that Astroland was sold for about $30 million. That was the first dollar value I've seen.

My favorite ride at Astroland to watch is the Scrambler, which is this centrifuge like spinning ride with cars at the end of several long arms. I'm just intrigued at how close the cars come to side-swiping each other.



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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 15:57:41 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 14:48:28 2006.

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Chris... The R9 cab is in the bedroom... The Chrysler Building models are in the living room...



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

Posted by Future Motorman on Wed Nov 29 16:52:11 2006, in response to 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.

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This weapon will kill poor minorities for generations to come.

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

Posted by Future Motorman on Wed Nov 29 16:54:59 2006, in response to Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by Future Motorman on Wed Nov 29 16:52:11 2006.

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Now they can pat themselves on the back.

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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 17:15:17 2006, in response to Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by Future Motorman on Wed Nov 29 16:52:11 2006.

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That is what sucks about this whole issue.

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

Posted by vfrt on Wed Nov 29 18:11:31 2006, in response to 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.

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They are only required to build a lead shielded foundation for the market-rate low-income towers. I couldn't get that deal for properties that I own. In reality the radium deposits are probably harmless. But the company that was there (Acme Atomic Specialties) may have had other radioactive products and byproducts. They were specially licensed to sell uranium and plutonium to manufacturers of military equipment before the federal government stopped the practice in 1963. No one knows how much they sold because they kept lousy records. They relocated to Alabama in 1967 to a larger and safer facility and have since gone out of business.

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

Posted by Dan on Wed Nov 29 18:15:32 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 23:11:15 2006.

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Cheap construction I guess. Are the towers a NYC public housing project?

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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 18:19:10 2006, in response to Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by vfrt on Wed Nov 29 18:11:31 2006.

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Come on... I just Googled "Acme Atomic Specialties" and came up with nothing... You must have meant Acme Nucular Specialties, which is based in Texas.

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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 18:34:45 2006, in response to Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by heypaul on Wed Nov 29 15:57:41 2006.

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I hope you don't sleep in it standing up!

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

Posted by Clayton on Wed Nov 29 18:41:28 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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And anything that's too expensive to ship to TD and won't fit in Heypaul's apartment will gladly be walked up to the 2nd floor by MW. I don't think he gives a shit if the building collapses.

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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 18:49:02 2006, in response to Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by Clayton on Wed Nov 29 18:41:28 2006.

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you ought to see the junk I've got.

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

Posted by Future Motorman on Wed Nov 29 20:09:46 2006, in response to Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by vfrt on Wed Nov 29 18:11:31 2006.

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A LEAD shielded foundation, over a former Radium site. LOL!

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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 20:39:08 2006, in response to Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by heypaul on Wed Nov 29 15:57:41 2006.

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What do you have in your bathroom(s)?

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

Posted by BMT Guy on Wed Nov 29 21:05:27 2006, in response to Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by Clayton on Wed Nov 29 18:41:28 2006.

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If I could high-five ya, I would! ROTFLMAO!!!

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

Posted by vfrt on Wed Nov 29 21:33:44 2006, in response to Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by heypaul on Wed Nov 29 18:19:10 2006.

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They were in a small place on Shell Road. I remember those radioactive symbols on the building. Remember at one time there were numerous small defense contractors in the city. The poor people living in the market rate tower will be getting a good deal, basically a subsidized rent. They shouldn't complain.


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Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by Grand Concourse on Wed Nov 29 22:14:10 2006, in response to Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by The Port of Authority on Tue Nov 28 20:12:29 2006.

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They better not move it!

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

Posted by American Pig on Thu Nov 30 00:34:01 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 23:22:19 2006.

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Or they could become... radioactive, like radio man.

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

Posted by Jersey Mike on Thu Nov 30 00:36:26 2006, in response to Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by American Pig on Thu Nov 30 00:34:01 2006.

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It's RadioACTIVE Man, stupid!

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

Posted by American Pig on Thu Nov 30 00:38:01 2006, in response to Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by Jersey Mike on Thu Nov 30 00:36:26 2006.

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Funny, I shouldn't have been able to see that.

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

Posted by American Pig on Thu Nov 30 00:51:00 2006, in response to 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.

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They're going to build a theater there to show classic movies? I like watching old movies in a theatrical setting.

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Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by American Pig on Thu Nov 30 00:54:09 2006, in response to Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Wed Nov 29 14:39:14 2006.

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IAWY100%

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

Posted by RonInBayside on Thu Nov 30 00:58:54 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 23:22:19 2006.

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Is he one of the reindeer - Prancer, Dancer, Cancer,

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

Posted by Hart Bus on Thu Nov 30 10:24:18 2006, in response to Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by RonInBayside on Thu Nov 30 00:58:54 2006.

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I guess the whole area around Nathan's is going to be redeveloped. I read several months back that Nathan's Corp, sold a big empty piece of property, directly behind the hot-dog stand to a developer for luxury housing.

This is a rectagular piece just to the south of the stand and was used as a flea market when the MOD did their Sunset over Stillwell trip about 2 years ago.

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Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Thu Nov 30 13:13:42 2006, in response to Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by American Pig on Thu Nov 30 00:54:09 2006.

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Would you like to subscribe to my newsletter?

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

Posted by SelkirkTMO on Thu Nov 30 18:29:17 2006, in response to Re: Thor Equities Has Purchased Coney Island Yards from the MTA!!!....Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by Dan on Wed Nov 29 18:15:32 2006.

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Luxury highrises ... might have even been condoms. :)

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

Posted by SelkirkTMO on Thu Nov 30 18:36:43 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 20:39:08 2006.

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WF redbird seats with Identra loops. :)

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Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by UWS Greg on Fri Dec 1 13:52:27 2006, in response to Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Wed Nov 29 11:47:30 2006.

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Again, the Wonder Wheel is not part of AstroLand. It's a different company-- Deno's. Proff?? Besides, the name, the two companies have different closing policies on bad weather days. A minor sprinkle will close the AstroLand rides. Deno's will keep running.

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Re: Astroland sold !!

Posted by PATHman on Fri Dec 1 16:51:52 2006, in response to Re: Astroland sold !!, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Wed Nov 29 13:42:50 2006.

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It definitely needs a face lift since it pales in comparison to Six Flags and Disney. However, it shouldn't be too tourist-y. It needs to keep its Brooklyn spunk.

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