Sunday, May 27, 2007
Coney Island amusement park will be no more
When we visited KeySpan Park, home of the NY-Penn League Brooklyn Cyclones, the entire experience blew us away. Here sat this amazing minor league ballpark, right on the Atlantic Ocean, attached to the famed Coney Island boardwalk, and right next door was the seedy and rundown yet awesome amusement park bearing the famed Cyclone roller coaster. And right down Surf Blvd is the original home of Nathan's Famous hot dogs, and they taste sooooo good there!
Put it all together and it is a tremendous baseball/entertainment experience.
And soon it will be gone.
In today's New York Newsday, comes the announcement that a $2 billion hotel and entertainment venue will replace the venerable amusement park, but the ballpark will remain, and for the road tripper remains a truly top notch stadium destination.
By the way, the obligatory pilgrimage to Nathan's is still a must!