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Cyndi on Cyndi’s Wild Ride

Posted January 18th, 2013 by Joe

Coney Island? That’s like the Brooklyn Riviera to me. Well maybe not the rich man’s kind but certainly to me. Growing up my family always went there or Rockaway Play Land in Rockaway, Queens, (although Rockaway Play Land was eventually torn down). At least once a summer I had to go to Coney Island to go on some rides like The Cyclone, and see the colorful rides and the games and the candy apples, or see the ocean from the Wonder Wheel. I’m not so sure if it was the past I wanted so badly to share with everyone, or the present. I’m not so sure Declyn and David and Lisa, Max and Elijah had that same feeling for that Coney Island that was remembered by Ferlinghettii in his piece, “Coney Island On The Mind”, as I did.  It was so much fun for me as a kid and when I realized that the summer would slip away again, I decided to play hooky with them. I would take our families to Coney Island but hook or crook. In retrospect, I guess it was mostly by crook…

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