Saturday, April 11, 2015

Once Trapped Atop Coney Island Cyclone, but Forever Stuck on It

Riders on the Cyclone, an 87-year-old wood-and-steel roller coaster in Coney Island, Brooklyn, on Wednesday.Once Trapped Atop Coney Island Cyclone, but Forever Stuck on It - NYTimes.com
"At age 87, the wood-and-steel Cyclone, if not quite as popular as it was in Coney Island’s heyday, remains remarkably alluring. The older it gets, the more classic it seems, attracting more than its share of characters: tourists riding for history’s sake, teenagers riding for riding’s sake, current and former Brooklynites riding for nostalgia’s sake and roller coaster fanatics, like Mr. Myers, riding for an intimate connection to the ride from which many a more modern coaster has borrowed."