Grand Central Terminal
Grand Central Terminal is a commuter rail terminal located at 42nd Street and Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Grand Central is the southern terminus of the Metro-North Railroad's Harlem and New Haven Lines, serving the northern parts of the New York metropolitan area, it contains a connection to the New York City Subway at Grand Central–42nd Street. The terminal is the third-busiest train station in North America, after Toronto Union Station and New York Penn Station; the distinctive architecture and interior design of Grand Central Terminal's station house have earned it several landmark designations, including as a National Historic Landmark. Its Beaux-Arts design incorporates numerous works of art. Grand Central Terminal is one of the world's ten most visited tourist attractions, with 21.9 million visitors in 2013, excluding train and subway passengers. The terminal's main concourse is used as a meeting place, is featured in films and television. Grand Central Terminal contains a variety of stores and food vendors, including a food court on its lower-level concourse.
Grand Central Terminal was named for the New York Central Railroad. Opened in 1913, the terminal was built on the site of two named predecessor stations, the first of which dates to 1871. Grand Central Terminal served intercity trains until 1991, when Amtrak began routing its trains through nearby Penn Station; the East Side Access project, which will bring Long Island Rail Road service to a new station beneath the terminal, is expected to be completed in late 2022. Grand Central covers 48 acres and has 44 platforms, more than any other railroad station in the world, its platforms, all below ground, serve 26 on the lower. 43 tracks are in use for passenger service. Another eight tracks and four platforms are being built on two new levels deep underneath the existing station as part of East Side Access. Unlike most stations in the Metro-North system, Grand Central Terminal is owned by Midtown Trackage Ventures, a private company, rather than by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which operates Metro-North and most of its stations, including Grand Central.
Grand Central Terminal was named by and for the New York Central Railroad, which built the station and its two precursors on the site. It has "always been more colloquially and affectionately known as Grand Central Station", the name of its immediate precursor that operated from 1900 until 1910 and which shares its name with the nearby U. S. Post Office station at 450 Lexington Avenue and, with the Grand Central–42nd Street subway station next to the terminal. Grand Central Terminal serves some 67 million passengers a year, more than any other Metro-North station. At morning rush hour, a train arrives at the terminal every 58 seconds. Three of Metro-North's five main lines terminate at Grand Central: Harlem Line to Wassaic, New York Hudson Line to Poughkeepsie, New York New Haven Line to New Haven, Connecticut New Canaan Branch to New Canaan, Connecticut Danbury Branch to Danbury, Connecticut Waterbury Branch to Waterbury, ConnecticutThrough these lines, the terminal serves Metro-North commuters traveling to and from the Bronx in New York City.
The New York City Subway's adjacent Grand Central–42nd Street station serves these routes: 4, 5, 6, <6> trains, situated diagonally under the Pershing Square Building, 42nd Street, Grand Hyatt New York 7 and <7> trains, under 42nd Street between Park Avenue and west of Third Avenue S train, under 42nd Street between Madison Avenue and Vanderbilt AvenueThese MTA Regional Bus Operations buses stop near Grand Central: NYCT Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4 and Q32 local buses at Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue X27, X28, X37, X38, SIM4C, SIM6, SIM8, SIM8X, SIM11, SIM22, SIM25, SIM26, SIM30, SIM31 and SIM33C express buses at Madison Avenue X27, X28, X37, X38, SIM4C, SIM8, SIM8X, SIM25, SIM31 and SIM33C express buses at Fifth Avenue M42 local bus at 42nd Street M101, M102 and M103 local buses at Third Avenue and Lexington Avenue X27, X28, X63, X64 and X68 express buses at Third Avenue SIM6, SIM11, SIM22 and SIM26 express buses at Lexington Avenue MTA Bus: BxM3, BxM4, BxM6, BxM7, BxM8, BxM9, BxM10, BxM18, BM1, BM2, BM3, BM4 and BM5 express buses at Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue BxM1 express bus at Lexington Avenue BxM1, QM21, QM31, QM32, QM34, QM35, QM36, QM40, QM42 and QM44 express buses at Third Avenue Academy Bus: SIM23 and SIM24 express buses at Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue The terminal and its predecessors were designed for intercity service, which operated from the first station building's completion in 1871 until Amtrak ceased operations in the terminal in 1991.
Through transfers, passengers could connect to all major lines in the United States, including the Canadian, the Empire Builder, the San Francisco Zephyr, the Southwest Limited, the Crescent, the Sunset Limited under Amtrak. Destinations included San Francisco, Los Angeles, New Orleans and Montreal. Another notable former train was New York Central's 20th Century Limited, a luxury service that oper
The Zippin Pippin is one of the oldest existing wooden roller coasters in the United States. It was constructed in the former East End Park in Memphis, Tennessee, in either 1912, 1915, or 1917 by John A. Miller and Harry C. Baker of National Amusement Devices; the construction material was pine wood. As the park declined in popularity, the coaster was dismantled and relocated adjacent to the horse track in Montgomery Park known as the Mid-South Fairgrounds. For a time it was incorporated as an attraction in the now-closed Libertyland amusement park there, until that park closed in 2005. Purchased by the city of Green Bay, Wisconsin, in 2010, it was installed at the Bay Beach Amusement Park, where it is once again in operation; the Pippin was built in 1912, 1915, or 1917. After severe damage from a tornado in April 1928, the Pippin was rebuilt by July of the same year at a cost of $45,000, "higher and longer" than before. In 1976, the city of Memphis opened a theme park called Libertyland around the Pippin and the Grand Carousel on the grounds.
Renamed the Zippin Pippin, the coaster was billed as the most prominent and historic ride at Libertyland, was Elvis Presley's favorite roller coaster. At first, Presley would rent the entire park on occasion just to ride it without constant fan interference. Just a week before his death, Presley rented the park from 1 a.m. to 7 a.m. to entertain a small number of guests and he rode the Zippin Pippin for hours without stopping. On October 29, 2005, citing persistent loss of money, Libertyland permanently closed; the Zippin Pippin stood without operating for four years in the Libertyland Amusement Park at the Mid-South Fairgrounds (a 125-acre tract of land purchased in 1912 and "edicated to the Citizens of Memphis for recreation, athletic fields, fairs." It was taken down between January 28, 2010, February 11, 2010. The Libertyland website stated: "One of the oldest operating wooden roller coasters in North America, the Zippin Pippin is as popular today as it was in the early 20th century, it is 2,865 feet long, travels 20.8 mph ], increasing to 40 mph ] at the maximum drop of 70 feet.
Ride duration is 90 seconds. Great care is taken to replace its wood to preserve its structure. Manufacturer is Amusement Device Co." On June 21, 2006, the Zippin Pippin was sold at auction to Robert Reynolds, former bassist with country band The Mavericks, Stephen Shutts. They purchased the Pippin for $2,500, having planned to bid on only one of the roller coaster cars; the sale agreement required the buyer to remove the ride within 30 days. Reynolds and Shutts consulted with a coaster expert to determine the practicality of moving the entire coaster to another location. "It's not in anybody's best interest just to come in and knock it down," Shutts said. On October 29, 2006, it was announced that the Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, Tourism Bureau had bought the Zippin Pippin from Reynolds and Shutts and were bringing the coaster to a new tourist development under construction named Carolina Crossroads, it would be a 1,000-acre music park, including the 1,500-seat Roanoke Rapids theatre, outdoor amphitheatre and outlet shopping center.
On November 16, 2009, a section of the Pippin's track was torn out to determine the salvageability of the materials. On January 28, 2010, crews began dismantling the Zippin Pippin with the hopes of preserving as much of the coaster as possible; the coaster had not been maintained since 2005. On February 7, 2010, the dismantlement was put on hold as Green Bay, Wisconsin administrators visited Memphis to examine the Zippin Pippin for use in Bay Beach Amusement Park; the Zippin Pippin collapsed during dismantlement, but the deal was not affected as most of the materials were understood to be unsalvageable. After the Green Bay City Council approved plans to purchase the Zippin Pippin, the city spent $3.8 million to purchase and rebuild the ride. The groundbreaking for the Zippin Pippin's new location in Green Bay took place on August 25, 2010, it opened to the public on May 21, 2011. The ride had about 110,000 passengers in the first month and over 460,000 riders in the first season. On June 23, 2013 Bay Beach recognized the 1,000,000th rider on the Zippin Pippin since the relocation to Green Bay.
On June 20, 2016, a Zippin Pippin train collided with an empty one in the loading area. Three people had minor injuries. On May 26, 2017, the ride was temporarily shut down for repairs due to a "sensor" issue; the ride's train is in the station and no one was stuck on the ride, city workers say. The city is operating one train of cars on the roller-coaster instead of two this year; the ride was shut down for two-and-a-half weeks last summer after a set of cars failed to stop and crashed into the train ahead of it. A rider and two park workers were injured; the roller coaster was not ranked among the top 100 in CoasterBuzz's listing. "Zippin' Pippin - Elvis' Favorite Ride Donated To Save Libertyland". Elvis Australia News. July 6, 2008. "Zippin Pippin Remembered - The history of the ride and photos of its last week standing". Lost Memphis.com. Archived from the original on 2010-03-11. CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown
Jack Rabbit (Seabreeze)
Jack Rabbit is an "out and back" wooden roller coaster located at Seabreeze Amusement Park in Irondequoit, New York. At its opening in 1920, it was the fastest roller coaster in the world; the Giant Dipper in Santa Cruz, superseded it in 1924. Jack Rabbit is the fourth oldest operating roller coaster in the world and the second oldest in the USA; the oldest, Leap-The-Dips in Altoona, was closed from 1985 to 1999, making Jack Rabbit the oldest continuously operating coaster in the country. Jack Rabbit has been described as a hard ride to learn to operate. Seabreeze site with photos and video
Seabreeze Amusement Park
Seabreeze Amusement Park, known locally as Seabreeze, is a historic amusement park in Irondequoit, a suburb of Rochester, New York. It is one of only thirteen trolley parks still operating in the United States. Seabreeze is in northeast Irondequoit, it opened on August 5, 1879, according to the National Amusement Park Historical Association, it is the twelfth-oldest operating amusement park in the world. Its most celebrated ride is the Jack Rabbit, an "out and back" roller coaster, the fourth-oldest operating roller coaster in the world, it is operated by the Norris family, many of whom lived on the property for years. Like many historic amusement parks, Seabreeze did not begin with rides or attractions but as a trolley park that provided a park and picnic grounds at the end of the trolley line. With Seabreeze's prime location and with its scenic views of Irondequoit Bay and Lake Ontario, rides were added beginning in 1900, its popularity was such that during the early part of the twentieth century, it was referred to as the "Coney Island of the West."
The park was known as Dreamland for thirty years during the post-World War II era. Early rides included its centerpiece carousel added in 1915. Four roller coasters were added in the 1920s, including a ride called the Virginia Reel, the "world's largest salt water swimming pool - sections of which still exist inside of a huge storage building on the south end of the property beyond the edge of the jackrabbit." Today, in addition to the carousel and the Jack Rabbit, the park includes a spinning coaster called "The Whirlwind," the "Raging Rivers" water park, other modern and classic amusement rides. Along the list of attractions, the Quantum Loop was built but removed at the end of 2003 after receiving negative reactions from many people who visited the park, it would soon be replaced with the Whirlwind coaster in 2004 and the Revolution 360 in 2010. In 2014, the Wave Swinger the Yo-Yo and Great Balloon Race opened. Jack Rabbit: A wooden roller coaster opened in 1920 designed by John A. Miller and built by Harry C.
Baker. The ride consists of an initial 7 story drop two hills, a flat turn, another two hills, another flat turn and lastly a dip inside a dark tunnel before hitting the brakes. Whirlwind: A steel spinning roller coaster designed and manufactured by German company Maurer Sohne; the ride operated as "Cyber Space" from 2000 to 2003 on the Spanish fair circuit with Family Fraguas before Seabreeze purchased the ride. The Whirlwind replaced the former Quantum Loop roller coaster, opening in 2004; the ride experience starts with a 5-story swooping drop before curving back up. The car whips around a flat turn; the rest of the ride consists of an 85 degree banked turn followed by other helixes. Bobsleds: an "in-house" designed hybrid roller coaster consisting of short drops and flat turns. Bear Trax: An E&F Miller Industries Family Roller Coaster. While the model claims to be a family coaster, this is the park's kiddie roller coaster. An adult can only ride; the ride's track is painted green. Wave Swinger: A Bertazzon manufactured swing carousel model ride.
The ride was relocated for the now defunct Hard Rock Park in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Bumper Cars: An average bumper cars ride located in the building that used to be the now defunct Greyhound's station. The ride was manufactured by Duce. Sea Dragon: A swinging ship ride. Manufactured by Chance Rides. Music Express: An average music express ride, from the music to the extreme "to the side" gforces. Manufactured by Bertazzon. Log Flume: One of the oldest log flume rides in the country; this ride has one of the steepest log flume drops in the country which gives the finale drop a good amount of "airtime", so hold on tight! The ride went through an extensive renovation in the 1980s, adding the current log themed boats and a new electronic operating panel/mechanics. Before the renovation, the ride was called Over The Falls and had vehicles that more resembled little boats. Screamin' Eagle: An inverting hawk ride. Opened in 1998; this ride was manufactured by Zamperla. Revolution 360: A U shaped ride with a spinning vehicle riding up and down the sides.
This ride was manufactured by Zamperla. Time Machine: A spinning gondola ride that opened in 2017. Great Balloon Race: A tower ride that goes up and slowly back down as guest driven spinning gondolas orbit around the tower. Manufactured by Zamperla, it opened in 2014. Carousel: A carousel that dates back to 1994; the original carousel that this one replaced was far older, but was burnt down in a tragic fire in 1994. It opened in 1996. Twirlin' Tea Cups: A roundabout ride with self driven spinning "tea cups". Manufactured by Zamperla, it replaced the former Crazy Cups ride. Train: A children's train that travels under the Log Flume, over bridges, through tunnels around the Log Flume pond, it opened in 1974. Seabreeze Flyers: A ride that consists of wire attached gondolas with wind resistant rudders on the front of each, so that guests can, to an extent, control their ride
Revere Beach is a public beach in Revere, located about 5 miles north of downtown Boston. The beach is over 3 miles long. In 1875, a rail link was constructed to the beach, leading to its increasing popularity as a summer recreation area, in 1896, it became the first public beach in the United States, it is still accessible by the MBTA Blue Line from Boston, can accommodate as many as one million visitors in a weekend during its annual sand sculpture competition. In 1875, the Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn Railroad, known as the "Narrow Gauge", came to Revere Beach, making it accessible to visitors from Boston and elsewhere. Various beach-related and recreational buildings sprang up along the beach itself, constrained by the nearness of the railroad to the high tide mark. In 1896, the Metropolitan Park Commission, assumed control over the beach. Following the design of landscape architect Charles Eliot, the railroad tracks were moved from the beach itself to the alignment now used by the MBTA Blue Line, more than 100 structures were removed from the beach.
On July 12, 1896, Revere Beach was opened as the first public beach in the nation. An estimated 45,000 people showed up on opening day. In the following decades, Revere Beach developed many attractions, including restaurants, dance halls and ballrooms, roller skating rinks, bowling alleys, roller coasters. Three roller coasters were well-known: the Cyclone, a wooden roller coaster, the tallest roller coaster built at the time of its construction in 1925. All have since been torn down; the popularity of Revere Beach began to decline in the 1950s as the facilities at the beach deteriorated. In February 1978, a large blizzard destroyed many of the remaining structures, the sidewalks, the sea wall. After a significant revitalization effort by city of Revere and the state of Massachusetts, the beach reopened in May 1992. On the weekend of July 19, 1996, Revere commemorated the centennial of the first opening of Revere Beach with a three-day celebration, on May 27, 2003, Revere Beach was designated a National Historic Landmark.
In 2007, Revere Beach Boulevard was redesigned with new landscaping and sidewalks, improved parking. The New England Sand Sculpting Festival has taken place at Revere Beach each July since 2004. During the festival, an area of the beach is fenced off, creating a temporary art gallery for visitors. Event organizers have proclaimed that the festival is the largest sand-sculpting contest in New England. A total of $15,000 in prize money was available for the 2010 event; the annual contest draws one million visitors each year. Starting with the passage of the BEACH Act in 2000, a concentrated effort has been made to improve the water quality of Revere Beach and other beaches in Massachusetts; this includes a public website with water quality results and notifications of beach closures due to waterborne pathogens. Revere Beach undergoes routine testing for Enterococcus, a pathogen indicating bacteria responsible for illnesses as slight as sore throat to meningitis and encephalitis; the water is tested on a weekly basis at four different sites throughout the summer, from June to August.
These sites are Oak Island, Revere Beach Bathhouse, Beach Street, Point of Pines. This data is collected by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority. List of amusement parks in New England List of National Historic Landmarks in Massachusetts National Register of Historic Places listings in Suffolk County, Massachusetts Revere Beach Reservation Department of Conservation and Recreation City of Revere Official Website Revere Chamber of Commerce Revere Beach.com Revere Beach Partnership Revere Public Library
Riverview Park (Chicago)
This is an article about the amusement park called Riverview Park. For the neighborhood of that name in Ottawa, see Riverview. For the amusement park of that name in Baltimore, see Riverview Park. For the large city park in Pittsburgh, see Riverview Park. Riverview Park was an amusement park in Chicago, Illinois which operated from 1904 to 1967, it was located on 74 acres in an area bound on the south by Belmont Ave. on the east by Western Ave, on the north by Lane Tech High School, on the west by the North Branch of the Chicago River. It was in neighborhood on Chicago's north side. Riverview was most known for The Bobs roller coaster. Other popular coasters were The Silver Flash, The Fireball and the Jetstream. Aladdin's Castle was a classic fun house with a collapsing stairway and turning barrel. Shoot the Chutes, the Rotor, Tilt-a-Whirl, Wild Mouse, the Mill on the Floss, Flying Turns were just a few of the many classic rides. "The Pair-O-Chutes at Riverview Park'll shake us up all day" is a line from the Beach Boys' song "Amusement Parks U.
S. A." from their 1965 album Summer Days. There were over 120 rides in the park. List of Rides/Attraction This chart is missing information. Please add to it if you happen to know anything; the Riverview Park grounds were owned by George Schmidt. Across the street, on the east side of Western Avenue, was George Schmidt Motors. There, George Schmidt senior sold new Sunbeams and Hillmans and other British cars from the Rootes Group and George Schmidt junior raced his sportcar named the Li'l Stinker, a white Sunbeam Alpine convertible with a cute skunk in a yellow circle painted on the doors and bonnet. "Big Bill" Haywood, the Industrial Workers of the World leader, once spoke here to a crowd of 80,000 people. The former grounds are now home to Riverview Plaza shopping center, the Belmont District Police Station, DeVry University, a manufacturing company and Richard Clark Park, part of the Chicago Park District; the south end of Clark Park has a wooded area where many of the Riverview Park foundations are still visible and is used as a bicycle dirt jump and pump track park maintained by the Chicago Area Mountain Bikers.
A sculpture entitled Riverview by local artist Jerry Peart stands in front of the police station. As with any memorabilia, items from the park are now quite valuable. Many items from the old park, as well as many paintings portraying Riverview in its glory days, are on display at its namesake, Riverview Tavern, on the corner of West Roscoe Street and Damen Avenue; the Riverview Carousel continues to operate at Six Flags Over Georgia. It and the Rotor were the only rides to be saved; the Rotor was moved to Six Flags Great America. It was removed after the 2000 season due to an injury on the ride; the 1972, Bally Manufacturing Corporation pinball machine Fireball was named after the park's Fireball roller coaster. Bally's Aladdin's Castle amusement arcade division was renamed from Carousel Time to honor the closed Riverview Park and the Aladdin's Castle funhouse. Bally's Aladdin's Castle pinball machine was inspired by the same funhouse at Riverview; the 1979 Williams Electronics' pinball game Flash as well as their 1985 Comet was named after the park's roller coasters with these names.
Bally Manufacturing Corporation and Williams Electronics, Inc. had their headquarters and primary manufacturing facilities just West of Riverview Park during the years of the park's operating life. Flying Cars, former ride Gee and Lopez, Ralph. Laugh your troubles away: The complete history of Riverview Park, Illinois. Livonia, MI: Sharpshooters Productions, Inc. Defunct Parks site Sharpshooters Productions Inc.'s Riverview Park site Riverview Park at the Roller Coaster DataBase
Coney Island Cyclone
The Coney Island Cyclone is a historic wooden roller coaster in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, New York City. It opened on June 26, 1927, was part of the Astroland theme park; the Cyclone is now part of Luna Park. The coaster was declared a New York City landmark on July 12, 1988, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 26, 1991; the Cyclone operated for more than four decades. By the early 1970s, the city planned to scrap the ride. However, on June 18, 1975, Dewey and Jerome Albert, owners of Astroland, entered into an agreement with New York City to operate the ride; the roller coaster was refurbished in the 1974 off-season and reopened on July 3, 1975. Astroland Park continued to invest millions over the years in the upkeep of the Cyclone. After Astroland closed in 2008, Carol Hill Albert, president of Cyclone Coasters, continued to operate it under a lease agreement with the city. In 2011, Luna Park took over operation of the Cyclone; the Cyclone sits at the corner of West 10th Street.
The track is 2,640 feet long and the lift hill is 85-foot tall at its highest point. It has three trains of three eight-person cars; the ride's top speed is 60 miles per hour and it takes about one minute and fifty seconds. From 2012 to 2015, the original Coney Island Cyclone roller coaster track was removed and replaced by track manufactured by the company Great Coasters International; the success of 1925's Thunderbolt coaster and 1926's Tornado led Irving and Jack Rosenthal to buy land at the intersection of Surf Avenue and West 10th Street for a coaster of their own. With a $100,000 investment, they hired leading coaster designer Vernon Keenan to design a new coaster. Harry C. Baker supervised the construction, done by area companies including National Bridge Company and Cross, Austin, & Ireland, its final cost has been reported to be around $146,000 to $175,000. When it opened on June 26, 1927, a ride cost 25 cents, equal to $3.61 today, as opposed to the present-day ticket price of $10. In 1935, the Rosenthals took over management of Palisades Park.
The Cyclone was put under the supervision of Christopher Feucht, a Coney Island veteran who had built a ride called Drop the Dip in 1907, doing minor retracking work on it. It continued to be popular. One story has it that a coal miner with aphonia who visited Coney Island in 1948 had not spoken in years before the visit, but screamed while going down the Cyclone's first drop and said "I feel sick" as his train returned to the station, he promptly fainted after realizing. By the 1960s, attendance at Coney Island had declined; the crowds were getting more rowdy each season. In 1967, New York City decided that an extension to the New York Aquarium and its wholesome family and educational agenda would be a better use of the Cyclone property; the city started procedures to claim the property by eminent domain. The then-owners, East Coaster Corporation, lost. During this time, they did minimal long-term maintenance, only enough to keep the ride operating safely, their last court battle was for the compensation for the ride.
At one point they measured every beam and component of the ride to show that the cost of materials was higher than the city's proposed compensation. In 1969, when the Cyclone was bought by the City of New York for $1 million; the Cyclone was operated under contract by East Coaster Corporation while the city worked with the adjacent New York Aquarium on plans to redevelop the site. There was a lack of long-term maintenance by the city, the coaster soon received 101 safety violations. In 1972, when the plans to expand the Aquarium were publicly announced, people launched a "Save the Cyclone" campaign to oppose the proposed demise of Coney Island's last wooden roller coaster; this created a conflict between the Aquarium, who supported the Cyclone's demolition, the Coney Island Chamber of Commerce, who opposed it. The city changed its plans to dismantle the coaster and, in April 1975, invited sealed bids to lease the operation of the ride; the owners of the Astroland amusement park won the lease in June 1975 with a bid of $57,000 per year.
After Astroland spent $60,000 to refurbish the Cyclone, the coaster reopened on July 3, 1975. In 1975, Michael Boodley set a record for most consecutive trips on the Cyclone, riding it 1,001 times over a period of 45 hours. On August 18–22, 1977, nineteen-year-old Richard Rodriguez broke this record, riding the Cyclone for 104 hours, he took short bathroom breaks in between rides, but ate hot dogs, M&Ms, shakes during the ride itself. In 2007, Rodriguez broke his own record for the longest marathon on a roller coaster, with 405 hours 40 minutes at Blackpool Pleasure Beach in the United Kingdom. In the 1980s, events such as the Mermaid Parade and Sideshows by the Seashore brought visitors back to Coney Island; the Cyclone was declared a city landmark in 1988 and a National Historic Landmark in 1991. Despite the closing of Astroland Park on September 7, 2008, the Cyclone remained in operation due to its status as a New York City landmark; the ride, located on a plot of land measuring 75 feet along 834 Surf Avenue and 500 feet along West 10th Street, is now owned by the Parks Department.
The former concession stands, built into the structure of the roller coaster, were home to the Coney Island History Project, moved to a space near the Wonder Wheel. A souvenir stand selling Cyclone-based shirts, on-ride photos remains in the concession stands. In 2011, t