June 30, 2006

Parachute Jump

Parachute Jump
Parachute Jump, originally uploaded by ronntaylor

Me and my baby paid a visit to the New York Aquarium. It was the first time for the both of us. It doesn't compare to the Baltimore Aquarium, but it was a fun and pleasant visit. There were several school groups and plenty of adults enjoying themselves as well.

We also visited the Coney Island area to eat (a couple of dogs from Nathan's Famous, of course!) and walk on the boardwalk. Here's a shot of the at old Steeplechase Park.

(more info after the jump)

The Parachute Jump is a no-longer-operational amusement ride in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York, whose iconic open-frame steel structure remains a Brooklyn landmark. Eighty meters (262 feet) tall and weighing 170 tons (150 tonnes), it has been called the "Eiffel Tower of Brooklyn".[1] It was built for the 1939 New York World's Fair in Flushing Meadows Park, Queens, and moved to its current site, then part of the Steeplechase Park amusement park, in 1941. It is the only portion of Steeplechase Park still standing today. The ride ceased operations in the 1960s.

Posted by ronn at June 30, 2006 11:37 PM

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