Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Thor Amusements Coming To Coney

What could be their newest attempt to reverse some of the negative press Joe Sitt and Thor Equities have garnered - bringing any type of amusements to the area may aid them in swaying the city and the community to their favor.

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]

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