Saturday, August 2, 2008

The Coney Island History Project presents an exhibit of images and ephemera from the earliest days of Astroland, Coney’s space-age amusement park.

During the early 1960s the Albert family transformed a square block occupied by Feltman’s Restaurant, birthplace of the hot dog, into a futuristic amusement park that exists to this day.

The exhibit honors the Albert Family’s four-decade commitment to Coney Island and includes the original plans of the park and photographs of the construction of the Astrotower, Mercury Capsule Skyride, Diving Bells, AstroRocket, Water Flume, Cyclone, Space Orbit and the Astroland Restaurant, formerly Feltman’s.

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