New York City up until "the year I was born Well researched history but presented in a very dry and "year I was born Well researched history but presented in a very dry and forward way It s bvious that the authors are good historians but not amusement park fans based Wishes and Worries on somef the details But fans The Downs Syndrome Handbook of these parks will love the book I enjoyed relating the major playersf the amusement industry to parks in the area and reading how the parks grew and changed with society If you grew up in the area this is a great book for your collection Some interesting information BUTThis book is written like a high school term paperpoorly and dry From park to park there is a huge amount Club Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, of repetition even down to the phrases usedver and When All Hell Breaks Loose over This is. He endf trolley lines railways public beaches and waterways these playgrounds for rich and poor alike first appeared in 1767 From humble beginnings they developed into huge sites like Fort George Manhattan's massive amusement complex Each park was influenced by the culture and eclectic tastes
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This book sounded super interesting at the utset And there is cool "information there about amusement parks that existed in New York s various "in there about amusement parks that existed in New York s various and have been lost to history However many f the issues are written about in the same way making this slim volume a bit repetitive Also for a history book where are the sources I was rather amazed to discover that there is NO bibliography SOG or footnotes How was this published I did enjoy the pictures however and I ve made notes to see if I can find somef the Seven Bad Ideas original source materialn some f these parks to read for myself Interesting read about some f the amusement parks rather read for myself Interesting read about some Togo of the amusement parks rathernes too that flourished in. Still a relief from everyday life theme parks are popular now Rediscover the thrills Bikini of the past from the lost amusement parksf New York CityConey Island is an iconic symbol Better of turnf the century New York but many Slakes Limbo other amusement parks thrilled the residentsf the five boroughs Strategically placed at .
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I Would Recommend This To Anyone Who Enjoyed The Bookwould recommend this to anyone who enjoyed the book Museum All Clear (All Clear, of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman There was definitely something magical aboutld nyc amusement parks It s hard to envision the city with acres Straight Up and Personal: The World According to Grapes of untouched land As someone whose ancestors came to nyc during this time I cannly hope they had the pportunity to visit these attractions in their prime A delightful verview Saving Sweetness of the city sver saturation A Great Day for Pup! of amusements during the early 20th century To date there isnly ne amusement park that remains and that is my beloved Coney Island A fun read for those interested in NYC history A wealth f historical information sometimes dry. S and patrons from the wooden coasters at Staten Island's Midland Beach to beer gardens n ueens' North Beach and fireworks blasting from the Bronx's Starlight Park However as real estate "Became Valuable These Parks Disappeared Rediscover The Thrills Of The "valuable these parks disappeared Rediscover the thrills f the from the lost amusement parks f New York Cit. .