Dante in Coney Island

dantes-inferno-coney-island“By Thursday, nearly 30 tractor-trailers had been loaded with classic Astroland rides and driven out. There was no sign of the Scrambler, the Tilt-a-Whirl or the Mini Tea Cup. Dante’s Inferno, a haunted house, stood empty and ravaged, looking more haunted than ever. The Pirate Ship was moored atop a flatbed truck, awaiting storage.” [. . .]    –David W. Dunlap and Ann Farmer, The New York Times, January 9, 2009

Photo by Marta Lwin, 2004