Thursday, March 31, 2011
Well, I made it back from New York! I had some fun exploring the former New York State Pavilion and will post pictures of that adventure later. As our flight left JFK it took us right over the former site of Rockaways' Playland, a long ago vanished amusement park. While not as well known as Coney Island or other classic parks, Playland was a lot of fun in its day. If you've ever seen the film "This is Cinerama" that's the Playland's rollercoaster. While today there's nothing left to mark the site, I thought a few vintage pictures would make an adequate fill-in. Here's the entrance and ticket windows. More to come.