Monday, April 28, 2008

Roller Coaster Pioneer Honored With Street Corner

The corner of Stillwell and Mermaid Avenues has been dedicated as "Granville T. Woods Way" in honor of a prolific African-American inventor of the early Twentieth century. While Woods is best known for creating subway safety technology, he is most important to Coney for his contributions to the creation of roller coaster technology. A true Coney Island hero, if ever there was one.

Recchia Announces Street Renaming To Honor Technology Pioneer [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]

- post by Ben Nadler

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