SECAUCUS, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – 65 million years ago, giants roamed the Meadowlands. Now, as WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman reported, they’re back. Well, sort of.
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The new installation “Field Station: Dinosaurs” opened on Saturday at Laurel Hill Park near the train station in Secaucus.
According to its website, it “is a world-class family attraction that combines cutting-edge science with the creative minds of great artists and teachers to create a one-of-kind experience that’s thrilling, educational and fun.”
Its creator, Guy Gsell, told Silverman he’d been thinking about the idea since he went to the World’s Fair in Flushing, Queens in the 1960s.
“You know, I’m just a little kid,” he said on Sunday. “And I remember being at that little dinosaur park that they had. I’ve never forgotten it.”
So he went to Hudson County, which owned what was, for decades, just empty space.
“[I said] ‘I have the idea to do a dinosaur park on your property.’ and then after they stopped laughing, you continue on with the conversation,” Gsell said.
And now, the 31 life-size dinosaurs are there – moving, breathing, and roaring.
“Be prepared to be maybe a little scared,” Gsell said.
A grandmother from Jersey City was excited about that.
“Give the people a little jolt,” she told Silverman.
“I like the long neck,” one child said.
Gsell said he could even see his exhibit from the Empire State Building.
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