April 9, 2000, I went to Coney Island for Astroland's opening
day. As I drove down through Connecticut early that morning, snow
and slush started to fall. By the time I hit Interstate 95 and
crossed the border to New York state, we were nearing whiteout
should've known that the park wouldn't be open for the day. Regardless,
I went down to the south tip of Brooklyn, armed with a disposable
camera, determined to take whatever pictures I could. Just to
see what I could get out of the little thing. I also enjoyed the
nearby Aquarium, open regardless of weather, and lunch and dinner
with some good friends. Later in the evening the weather became
clear and beautiful, so there are some nice nighttime shots as
well. I missed riding the Cyclone, but I had a beautiful day nonetheless.
missed now is the Thunderbolt, which was demolished 11/17/00 in
the name of civic aesthetics. There are some wonderful pictures
in here which will help remind us all of the treasure we've lost.
on the first thumbnail to start the tour, if you'd like. These
pictures are all mine and copyrighted to me. Please don't use
them for your website or other projects without asking me first.
Chances are I'll say yes, but I'll get real upset if you don't
ask permission. Thanks.