Coney Island is a unique New York City neighborhood, a place of exciting innovation, where the roller coaster and the hot dog were introduced to the world and the glow of a million bare lightbulbs at Luna Park dazzled visitors. Coney Island served as a pressure valve for New York, drawing millions to its famous beach on sweltering weekends. Astroland Park was created at the dawn of the space age when Dewey and Jerome Albert transformed the 3-acre Feltman's Restaurant property, one of Coney Island's oldest attractions, into a futuristic amusement park. Opened in 1962, the park's rocket rides fueled intergalactic fantasies and mirrored the wide-eyed optimism of the early 1960s.
Softcover, 6 x 9, 128 pgs.
Coney Island and Astroland, by Charles Denson