KINETIC CARNIVAL - The Coney Island Blog

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Friday, January 30, 2009

Flickr Convoy: Coney's Fast-Food-Toutin'-Astroboy

Image courtesy of Rubys Host / KC Flickr Group


So, what's up with this burger boy who has stood perched atop the Gregory & Paul's foodstand along with the Astroland rocket for many years? Though this image has a mirrored effect (He only holds one big juicy burger instead of two), could he still be considered a Coney Island icon? Does he have a name? An origin? Who knows the history of this fast-food-toutin'-Astroboy? Shouldn't we make sure he has a place in the future Coney Island?


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Left is the original (non-mirrored) burger boy. And don't forget his girlfriend who's perched on the other end of the food stand.

Both 'Astro' boy & girl should have a place in the future Coney.



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posted by Omar Robau @ 1/30/2009 02:16:00 AM 

1 Comments:

Anonymous electricia said...

the Burger folks belong to Paul of Gregory & Paul's. I asked Paul about them on New Year's day because someone who wanted to help preserve them contacted us when we were trying to find a home for the Rocket. At the time Paul said he expected to stay open and as we have heard since then is trying to negotiate a lease with Thor. So that's where it stands.

I also heard from the owner of this roadside attractions website featuring a page about the "A & W Burger Family" as they're called...
http://www.agilitynut.com/giants/aw.html

January 30, 2009 at 12:24 PM  

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