New York: Coney Island opens for the season

Visitors to Coney Island ride the Cyclone at Luna Park in the Brooklyn borough of New York
Visitors to Coney Island ride the Cyclone at Luna Park in the Brooklyn borough of New York
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Coney Island has opened for another season with its 1920s wooden roller-coaster and a new, steel one almost ready to roll at breakneck speeds. At Luna Park, Italian amusement tycoon Alberto Zamperla joined Eric Adams as the Brooklyn borough president christened the Cyclone roller-coaster with a local tradition: cracking a bottle of egg cream on the first car. The new roller-coaster, the Thunderbolt, is scheduled to open Memorial Day weekend on the same spot as the 1920s Thunderbolt that appears in Woody Allen’s movie Annie Hall.


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