Coney Island

The Switchback Railway roller coaster at Coney Island, which debuted on June 16, 1884. (Credit: Public Domain)

130 Years Ago Monday: First U.S. Roller Coaster Opens At Coney Island

One hundred thirty years ago Monday, the very first roller coaster in the U.S made its debut at Coney Island.

06/16/2014

Rendering of new Thunderbolt Roller Coaster. (credit: NYCEDC)

Thrill Seekers Head To Coney Island For Opening Of New ‘Thunderbolt’ Roller Coaster

The ceremony began with a ribbon cutting at Luna Park, where the new ride replaced the original wooden Thunderbolt.

06/14/2014

Marcell Dockery being led by police on Monday, April 7, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Teen Charged With Murder In Coney Island Fire That Killed Cop Due In Court

Marcell Dockery, 16, faces second-degree murder, arson, assault and reckless endangerment charges.

05/29/2014

Two rides at Coney Island (credit: CBS 2)

Coney Island Thrill Seekers Embrace ‘Perfect’ Weather

The Coney Island boardwalk and beaches all around were buzzing Sunday.

05/25/2014

Thrill seekers enjoy a day at Luna Park on its 2014 opening day April 13. (credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

Wet Weather Puts Small Damper On Memorial Day Outings

Coney Island was among the many local beaches and boardwalks that was open for business this Memorial Day Weekend.

05/24/2014

FILE -  People enjoy the beach at Coney Island. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Coney Island Ceremony Marks Kickoff Of Summer Season In NYC

At a ceremony Thursday morning, officials announced city beaches will open at 10 a.m. Saturday for the Memorial Day weekend.

05/22/2014

Officer Rosa Rodriguez is released from the hospital on May 19, 2014. (credit: Don Champion/CBS 2)

Rosa Rodriguez, Cop Critically Hurt In Coney Island Fire, Released From Hospital

Dozens of NYPD officers lined up outside Weill Cornell Medical Center clapped as Officer Rosa Rodriguez was released after spending six weeks in the hospital.

05/19/2014

Rosa Rodriguez (Credit: CBS 2)

Officer Injured In High-Rise Fire Set To Be Released From The Hospital

Sunday was set to be the last night in the hospital for a police officer who nearly died in a high-rise fire on Coney Island.

05/18/2014

Rosa Rodriguez (Credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Sources: Police Officer Critically Injured In Coney Island Fire To Be Released From Hospital

Rosa Rodriguez, 36, is set to be released from the hospital on Monday, CBS 2 reported.

05/17/2014

Officers salute the coffin of Ofc. Dennis Guerra at his funeral on Apr. 14, 2014. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Thousands Say Goodbye To Dennis Guerra, NYPD Officer Killed In Coney Island Fire

Thousands of cops lined the streets at Officer Dennis Guerra’s funeral at the St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church in Rockaway Beach, Queens.

04/14/2014

Thrill seekers enjoy a day at Luna Park on its 2014 opening day April 13. (credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

Coney Island Amusement Parks Go For Another Spin

At Luna Park on Sunday, Italian tycoon Alberto Zamperla christened the first ride on the Cyclone roller coaster by dousing it with the traditional egg cream.

04/13/2014

Marcell Dockery being led by police on Monday, April 7, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Teen Charged With Murder In Coney Island Fire That Killed Cop

Marcell Dockery, 16, was indicted by a grand jury on a charge of second-degree murder Friday afternoon.

04/11/2014

Police Officer Dennis Guerra (credit: NYPD)

Wake, Funeral Set For Officer Killed In Coney Island Fire

Flags are at half staff as the city mourns the loss of Officer Dennis Guerra, who died after being critically hurt in a fire on Coney Island.

04/10/2014

Police Officer Dennis Guerra (credit: NYPD)

NYPD Housing Officer Critically Hurt In Coney Island Fire Dies

Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered all flags lowered Wednesday in honor of NYPD Housing Officer Dennis Guerra.

04/09/2014

Marcell Dockery being led by police on Monday, April 7, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Teen Charged In Coney Island Fire Ordered Held Without Bail

Marcell Dockery, 16, was arrested Monday after police said he confessed to setting a fire Sunday on the 13th floor of a residential high-rise on Surf Avenue.

04/08/2014

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