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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

Thunderbolt (credit: CBS 2)

Coney Island’s Luna Park To Get New Roller Coaster

The Thunderbolt will take riders on a vertical lift, a 115-foot vertical drop, then a 100-foot vertical loop and five inversions. It will be the first coaster to include a loop since 1910, except for a very short-lived one in the 1980s.

03/10/2014

The Astrotower at Coney Island is seen on July 2, 2013. (Photo: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Partial Demolition Of Coney Island Astrotower Set To Begin

Part of the iconic Astrotower at Coney Island will have to be demolished, after concerns about the tower’s structural stability prompted a shutdown of several amusements on the Brooklyn peninsula.

07/03/2013

Astrotower

Parts Of Coney Island’s Luna Park Closed Amid Stability Worries At Astrotower

The area around the iconic Astrotower on Coney Island was to remain closed until further notice, after the tower appeared to be swaying in the wind more than usual Tuesday.

07/02/2013

Luna Park NYC (credit: lunaparknyc.com)

CBSNewYork’s Coney Island Getaway Guide

Despite the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy, Luna Park at Coney Island has opened to kick off the 2013 season. With more than three miles of beach, this place is more than just the amusement rides it is most known for.

05/23/2013

Luna Park Ribbon-Cutting March 24, 2013 (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Amusements At Coney Island Open For Season, But Struggle Persists In Neighborhood

A symbolic opening Sunday marked the return of the amusement rides on Coney Island after the damage they suffered from Superstorm Sandy.

03/24/2013

Luna Park on Coney Island - March 22, 2013 (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

Despite Sandy’s Wrath, Coney Island’s Luna Park To Reopen On Schedule Sunday

To celebrate, the park is offering free rides on the Cyclone Roller Coaster for the first 100 visitors on Opening Day. However, not everyone in the storm-ravaged community is feeling festive.

03/22/2013

Coney Island Cyclone (credit Monica Miller / WCBS 880)

Egg Cream Tradition Continues At Coney Island

With the smash of a bottle of egg cream against the Cyclone, the 2012 season at Coney Island’s Luna Park official began.

04/01/2012

(credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

PopUp New York: Coney Island

Brooklyn’s Coney Island is home to the world-famous boardwalk, amusement park, beaches and more. Meagan Brauer of PopUp New York brings CBSNewYork along for some warm and exciting summer fun.

08/06/2011

Mayor Bloomberg opens “Scream Zone” Amusement Park in Coney Island on April 20, 2011. (credit: Edward Reed/Flickr/nycmayorsoffice)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg Opens The ‘Scream Zone’ In Coney Island

Coney Island has opened its first new roller coasters since the famed Cyclone was built in the 1920s.

04/20/2011

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Brooklyn Daycare Owner Charged With Using Phantom Kids To Steal State Funds

DA Joe Hynes says an honest mom became a confidential informant and turned the tables on the suspect.

04/12/2011

New York City Buys Historic Coney Island Tract

Former Coney Island Roller Coaster Site For Sale

The former 3-acre site of a roller coaster at Coney Island is back on the market.

03/04/2011

The Coney Island Boardwalk - Brooklyn, NY - Apr 9, 2006 - Photo: AP

Coney Island Losing Longtime Boardwalk Vendors

A spokesman for the company that operates the new Italian-built Luna Park says letters were sent Monday to 11 vendors operating near the new rides.

11/01/2010

(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Luna Park Will Stay Open Through October

Autumn begins Wednesday, but Brooklyn’s borough president says Coney Island amusements are still “red hot.”

09/21/2010

(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Luna Park To Celebrate 1 Millionth Ride

Less than three months after opening its gate, Luna Park is getting ready to celebrate a major milestone.

08/27/2010

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