Sunday, April 22, 2007
Fun House

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Now that the weather matches the calendar, we thought it high time to get the kids out of the house for real. Brooklyn. Fun.

We did our usual running around in the morning and then high tailed it on the F train over to Coney Island for Nathan's, rides and games. As you can see, the kids loved not being cooped up in the car:

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And Nathan's? Pure hot dog divinity which Harry slept right through.

There were rides:

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And many games of skee ball. Sophie has gotten quite good at it. Harry couldn't figure out why they wouldn't let him take a large wooden ball home with him or why crawling up the skee ball alley was forbidden.

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But our trip was about more than hot dogs and skee ball. Coney Island, which has seen rebirth and decline more than once already, is the next Times Square. Developers and the city have it in their crosshairs for a renaissance all in the name of the almighty Luxury Condo. And Astroland is slated to be torn down because it is in the way. But it won't be torn down this year. No, this year The Donald and his developers will be drawing up plans for luxury living and resorts. The Go-Karts and Batting Cages are already gone. So get your Astroland, whatever's left of it, while you can.

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While you're at it, you should also get as much Yankee Stadium and Shea Stadium as you can as both venues will be replaced with brand spanking new arenas in the next couple of years.


Blogger Andie said...

Wow, Harry has gotten so big. And sophie. Love the pics. Looks like you guys had a great time. I love Coney Island. Gonna miss it. If you can bring the kids to the Staten Island Zoo. They've opened up the reptile exhibit again. It's so nice. We went there today.

Anonymous MOM said...

Hi Sweetie

Just read the blog about Coney Island, what a shame they are closing Astroland, its been there forever. My grandbabes look wonderful. The pics are great!! Hope to talk to you later.
P.S. I got your message last nite, we were on the computer trying to fix it. We had 270 e-mails when we got home and it screwed everything up.

Love, Hugs and Kisses to all


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