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Circus Coming to Coney Island?


No, we’re not writing to correct the date of the elephant parade again; that’s totally on for Monday night. Here is other circus-connected news: The Brooklyn Paper‘s sources tell it that the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus is coming to Coney Island next summer. The expected circus site belongs to Taconic, a developer who has been working the margins of Coney while Joe Sitt’s Thor Equities buys up all the best-loved parts and destroys them. If true, this would help to momentarily distract people from the closure of Astroland and other amusements. You can see we’re ambivalent about the whole thing. Clowns scare us unless we’re allowed to shoot them.


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