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Thor’s Coney “Summer of Hope” Yields to An Empty Lot

July 31st, 2008 · 1 Comment

The empty lot that remains at Coney after the travel carnival leaves for TN
[Photo courtesy of Rubys Host/GL Flickr Pool]

This is all that remains of the property owned by developer Joe Sit and Thor Equities after the amusements that were there were packed up trucks and driven to a fair in Tennessee. The rides and other attractions were supposed to be on the property through Labor Day as what the developer, as part of PR campaign, was calling the “Summer of Hope.” There have been some rumblings that other rides will be brought in. The rest of the property is now being used for parking.

The Ferris Wheel being dismanteled from Joseph Sitts lot at Coney Island

The rides packing  up to head to a TN State Fair

[Photos courtesy of Rubys Host/GL Flickr Pool]

Tags: coney island · Thor Equities

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  • 1 Paul A. Toomey // Jul 31, 2008 at 10:58 am

    Yeah sure!! If Mr. Sitt & Thor Equities are to be believed about anything. Labor Day sure arrived early didn’t it. Maybe it’s a good thing because the rides didn’t look very safe regardless of the safety inspections. Coney will never be as it was but at least the Cyclone & Wonder Wheel are still there to remind people of what was the Playground of the World. PAT