Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Coney Island History Project Moves To Another Landmark

With uncertainty of the next operator for the Cyclone Roller Coaster still in question the Coney Island History Project will be moving their space from the foot of the Cyclone to Deno's Wonder Wheel.

The Coney Island Cyclone Roller Coaster is in need of a new operator after the long-time Albert family, that operated Astroland Amusement Park, will no longer be running the coaster.  If New Luna Park operator; CAI/Zamperla doesn't agree to take helm of the Cyclone the city will issue a RFP (Request For Proposal) in search of a new operator. 

The CIHP started with a portable recording booth in 2004, then opening their exhibition center under the Cyclone a year later, and offering free admission to one and all.
We are grateful to the Vourderis family for inviting us to set up history exhibits in locations around their park, and to the Albert family for their ongoing support as the History Project continues its mission of recording oral histories with people who lived, worked, and played in Coney Island. Come visit us at the Wonder Wheel in 2011!, states the Coney Island History Project website.

Image courtesy Charles Denson (Coney Island History Project)

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