KINETIC CARNIVAL - The Coney Island Blog

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

A Glimpse of the Past, a Glimpse of the Future

A classic Astroland commercial from 1980 has been posted on You Tube, while footage of Monday night's community information session has been posted on the NY1 News website.

The city's vibrant, rave like artist renderings of the new Coney Island amusement area of 2008 (well, 2012, by the city's current estimation) certainly provide a stark contrast to the 'New Astroland' of 1980. The Astroland commercial, however, reflects a reality. We'll have to wait and see if the city's colorful renderings do as well, or if they just reflect a dream.

Debate Over Future Of Coney Island Resumes [NY1]
TV Commercial for Astroland Pay One Price-1980 [You Tube (tapthat1012)]

- post by Ben Nadler

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posted by Omar Robau @ 1/10/2008 05:49:00 AM 


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