August 26, 2020

End of the ride? Virus imperils ‘people’s playground’ of New York

New York (AFP) – Summers in Coney Island usually ring with the sound of excited screams from roller coasters, playful shouts from bumper cars and children’s laughter from spinning teacups.But the coronavirus pandemic has silenced the famous New York boardwalk, causing one of the most difficult periods in its 150-year history and sparking fears for its future.”It’s horrible, it’s depressing,” said Dennis Vourderis, sitting amid the shuttered rides of Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park, which he co-owns with his brother.2020 was supposed to be a big year for Deno’s, with the park celebrating the…


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