Thor Amusements Coming To Coney
The New York Post has reported that Thor Equities will soon be bringing the Cole Bros Circus and The Hippo - the world's largest inflatable waterslide, along with other events, to the vacant lots they recently demolished and enclosed with an unpainted plywood fencing.
Along the now-empty lots on Stillwell Avenue, The Cole Bros Circus, which has been performing its three-ring circus act for 123 years, will be doing shows two to three times a day in Coney Island from July 30 through Aug. 5. Alongside it will sit the 40-foot high long water slide called the Hippo from June 23 through Labor Day. Other events include free screenings for people of all ages with "Monday Movie Madness" from July 9 through Aug. 27.
The NY Post reports:
Thor officials said they're trying to keep the amusement district "vibrant" - a tall order considering it has been a difficult transition period for many boardwalk businesses while City Hall grapples over how best to rezone the area.Coney Island Mega-Focus #3: Circus Coming to Town? [Gowanus Lounge]