The Boardwalk – Updated 3/3/10

February 7, 2009

A walk on the Boardwalk (in no particular order)

The Atlantis Bar took on many forms.  Toward the end, it became a Western-oriented bar with a country guitarist playing and singing on the bar.  (c)

Before the City decided to fill under the boardwalk with sand, people used to hang out, have parties, and some called it “home”. (c)

After the sand replishment program, the City installed a Welcome sign. (c)

Ruby’s old Tyme Bar – through the years

Ruby sitting outside the bar early spring. (c)

Souvenir Shopping

Hanging out on a grandstand.

Child’s Restaurant Building Landmarked

Old Child’s Restaurant postcard

Child’s building in disrepair (before Landmarking)

Beautiful Terra Cotta work covers the building.

The 2008 Season brought a new look to the words beauty, fun and functionality at the old Child’s building.  Lola Staar’s Roller Rink opened to great applause.  Diana Carlin (aka Lola) worked hard to make her “Dreamland” a reality.

 That’s Lola outside her dream.

Dreamland becomes a reality.

Vacant storefront to become home to Lola’s Boutique.

Lola Staar’s Boutique

Lola outside her boutique.

Shoot the Freak (some how this game seems wrong…)

Cha Cha’s

 Gregory & Paul’s

“Dewey” sat a top of Gregory & Paul’s for many years.  Dewey has since been taken down.

Astroland operated for over 40 years until it was sold to a development company.

The original Astroland Spaceman (Photo: CI History Project/Astroland Archives, all rights reserved)

The Astro Tower revolved 365 degrees and provided a birds eye view of Coney Island and surrounding areas.

Astroland drew large crowds every season.

Plenty of rides and attractions on the boardwalk.

After the 2008 Season ended, Astroland was closed.  It was dismantled and became a wasteland.

The rides were dismantled and taken away. (Photo: Pablo57)

Astroland – Vanished (Photo: Pablo57)

After removal of the Rocket, from a top of Gregory & Pauls,  it sat for most of the winter before being put in storage. (Photo: B. Yankowitz)

   Astroland lot (Photo: Pablo57)

Astroland – Farewell (Photo: Jimvid)

Deno’s Wonderworld Park

The New York Aquarium

Shark Tank

Come back for more…

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3 Responses to “The Boardwalk – Updated 3/3/10”

  1. effideSam said

    Hi, cool site, good writing 😉

  2. Eddie said

    I like your site alot. I have some really good old and current pictures of astroland… send me your email address and I’d love to contribute to this blog with my pics.

  3. kris said

    R.I.P. astroland
    it sad to see astroland is going now we will me u astroland 😦

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