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posted by Omar Robau @ 3/30/2009 10:17:00 AM
Image courtesy of Capt_Nemo (Coney Island USA message board)
What's different for this coming season in Coney Island that has Coney enthusiasts watching out for are not only one Thor Equities empty lot but two. Now there's Sittland West: the Thor Equities lot that last year housed the short and not-so-enthusiastic "Summer of Hope" but now there's also Sittland East: the former Astroland Amusement Park lot.
According to a sign caught by Coney's roving reporter's eye Capt_Nemo, at Sittland East; Dreamland Amusement Park's arrival is announced and promises rides, food, and fun. The Dreamland (A name for everything new, it seems, here in Coney) will feature the odd and the bizarre with freakshows and other circus sideshows. Which indicates that previous rumors of John Strong, a sideshow performer, may be truly coming to Coney Island for the summer.