This morning I heard some disturbing news on the radio. The Coney Island amusement park (AKA the Astroland Amusment park) has been sold to a real estate developer, at least according to the NPR story I woke up to. Everything save the cyclone, an official landmark, will be torn down and made into…What exactly? That is the question.
When I first heard the news I was blurry with sleep but this got my blood pumping. It’s sacrilege to tear down Coney Island! After all, I have yet to go on all the rides! I’m thinking what – more luxury rentals by the sea? Is there no one else who wants to see some things remain the same? Ugh, I feel old. It’s an ugly thought this early in the morning. But what about preservation of an icon?