Wednesday, February 20, 2008

A Little Taste of Coney, Up In Connecticut

The character of Coney Island exists not just in Coney Island itself, but also in small pockets outside of the physical boundaries of Coney Island. One such pocket is Wild Bill's Nostalgia Center in Middletown, CT.

Wild Bill- the grandson of a Barnum & Bailey clown- sells items such as bobble-heads, rare records and postcards. Central to his store's display is a life-size, electronic clown from 1920s Coney Island.

Wild Bill now has a funhouse and hot dog stand in the works as well. There's no substitute for Coney, of course, but if you happen to be stranded in Connecticut (god forbid), it's nice to know that you can still enjoy some of the amenities of Coney.

Wild Bill's Nostalgia Center [The Recorder]

- post by Ben Nadler

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