Thursday, April 3, 2008


who knew there used to be an amusement park in rockaway beach? i rockaway playland's heyday, the main attraction was the ATOM SMASHER ROLLERCOASTER!!!!!so here it is in all of it's obscure glory.after rockaways' playland was closed down in the 80's the land it resided on was an abandoned lot for a very long time, complete with crackheads & drunkards waltzing around it. now the land is covered with an edward scissorhands-esque development, hardly the character that i grew up looking at. i wanted to pay homage to an amusement park that used to be only 20 odd blocks from my house and played a HUGE part in many new yorkers lives.

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