THE SAINT AT LARGE®
THE BLACK PARTY®
"Rough Trade At Luna Park"
11PM - Saturday March 23, 2013 until Sunday Afternoon
Roseland Ballroom, 239 West 52nd Street
Featuring Strange Live Acts
viaIf you watch Boardwalk Empire you are aware that the Atlantic City of yore was filled with some pretty bizarre attractions (exhibits displaying babies in incubators, Paz de la Huerta). Well, now one attraction that originated in the 1920s is set for a return, and is making animal activists ... More >>
Tricia Vita/Amusing the Zillion via FlickrSnowdrifts on the third rail have the DNQ trains crawling along toward Stillwell Avenue like they were headed for the last stop on the Trans-Siberian. Polar bears have been seen canvassing the shallows. It's home to white skeletons of roller coaster s ... More >>
Ruby's Bar & GrillAnother day, another big step for homogenity: Ruby's Bar & Grill, which has sat on the Coney Island boardwalk since 1934, will close in two weeks. Gothamist reports that the bar is being pushed out by Zamperla, the management company responsible for turning Astroland into Lu ... More >>
Next summer may be a lonely one at Coney Island -- nine of the boardwalk's businesses, including the owners of longtime establishments like Ruby's bar, Coney Island Souvenirs, Gyro Corner, Beer Garden, and Shoot the Freak, have lost their leases and are moving out.
AP• Israel is holding more than 600 activists from the Gaza convoy, and international criticism of the country is mounting, with the UN condemning the acts that on Monday killed 9 civilians -- many of them Turks, a country that had once been a friend of Israel -- aboard the flotilla that ha ... More >>
New Yorkers have a bunch of ways of telling that it's summer. Power grids being overloaded is one way. Everyone you can't stand leaving the five boroughs is another. But the first surefire indicator that it's summer -- beyond sweating in places you forgot you had the ability to sweat in, of c ... More >>
Everyone who claims to have legitimately enjoyed Coney Island's Astroland while nervously worrying for their safety on rides which were eventually going to off someone can now relax, they no longer have to pretend to enjoy it for its kitch New York Value. It's dead. Supposedly.
Photo by Neil deMauseIn what's becoming a bit of a Coney Island tradition, City Hall officials shlepped out to Brooklyn in a slushstorm today to make the long-rumored announcement that the Italian firm Zamperla has been tapped to open a new amusement park in Coney to replace the dearly depart ... More >>