Sunday, March 14, 2010
Luna Park in 1905. Wow! Even when I was a kid back in the 1950's, and 60's Coney Island was nothing like this. Like a glacier in the Andes Coney Island over this last century has slowly melted away.
It went from being a proto Disneyland to a patched up run down splinter palace surrounded by projects. Was that fire works or just another shoot out on the Boulevard of Crack Houses.
Well okay that was the early 90's. It's slightly better now. However now I hear it's gonna get even 'more' slightly better this summer. See below.
Yes it's a shrunken sad tragic version of the vast realm of dreams, and wonders that was the Luna Park/Coney Island of 100 years ago.
Well okay yeah it's an improvement, but still. Mind you I'm going just to have a look. Yeah I'll buy the t-shirt, and have a root beer, but ya know. Com'on comrades this is New fucking York City fer christ's sakes!
Can't some evil plutocrat dump 50 billion bucks on that swamp, and turn it into a Sodom on the Hudson?! Okay, okay, Sodom on the Atlantic, but you gets the picture.
Man Just imagine. An amusement park worthy of the deranged madness of the vast slaughter house that is our Emerald City! Hell I'd go Luna Park and move into a hotel right across the street from the gross neon house of bi-polar batwinged nuns from hell.
Now that's Amusement!