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A suspect in the thefts of purses left behind for safe keeping by Coney Island roller coaster riders. (Credit: NYPD)

Police: Suspect Swiped Purses While Victims Rode Coney Island Roller Coasters

Police on Tuesday were searching for a suspect who has been swiping women’s purses from a storage area, as they ride the roller coasters at Luna Park in Coney Island, Brooklyn.

05/26/2015

The Cyclone roller coaster gets stuck near the top of its first climb on March 29, 2015. (credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

Cyclone Roller Coaster Repaired After Weekend Debut Debacle

On opening day at the park, the Cyclone stopped dead on the tracks just before the first big drop.

03/30/2015

The Cyclone roller coaster gets stuck near the top of its first climb on March 29, 2015. (credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

Coney Island Cyclone Gets Stuck On First Public Ride Of Season

Photos and video from the scene show workers helping riders walk down to safety.

03/29/2015

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Childhood Friends Carve Out A Business From A Halloween Tradition

As professional sculptors, Marc and Chris etch hundreds of pumpkins a season with logos, illusions and portraits—each one more elaborate than the last.

10/22/2014

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Despite Overcast Conditions, Coney Island Packed With Those Hanging Onto Summer

Despite overcast conditions, Coney Island was packed with New Yorkers wanting to hold onto the last bit of summer Saturday.

08/30/2014

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

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

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