Coney Island is closing. It’s in all the papers. You can read about it here.
Well, specifically the Astroland part of Coney Island is closing. They said this last year too, but this time it seems for real. And last year I think the story was that the Cyclone was closing as well, which isn’t happening. It’s sort of confusing.
Here’s what I do know. Coney Island is awesome and I took a trip there last week with my cousin and his wife.
We went to Nathan’s and ate hot dogs.
And cheese fries.
We shot the freak.
Which is where you fire at a guy wearing body armor with a paintball gun.
We watched this man shove a screwdriver up his nose.
And, of course, we rode the Cyclone.
Clearly I have no idea what on earth is going to happen to this place, and all the things I’ve mentioned here aren’t going to be effected, but it’s hard to imagine what this place will be like with a luxury high-rise in the middle of it.
I’m glad we went.
So long Astroland.