This is my Powerpoint presention of Coney Island. I made this powerpoint for my school and everyone enjoyed watching it and listening to me. I hope everyone who reads it likes my Coney Island Powerpoint.
The Location of Coney Island <ul><li>Coney Island is formerly an Island located in the southern part of Brooklyn, New York. </li></ul><ul><li>A neighborhood with the same name as Coney Island has 60,000 people living in it. </li></ul><ul><li>Coney Island has a beach near the Atlantic Ocean where many people come to cool off from the summer heat. </li></ul>
The History of Coney Island <ul><li>The History of Coney Island goes way back to when a Native American Tribe call the Lenape used to live on Coney Island. </li></ul><ul><li>Back then the Lenape didn’t call it Coney Island. The Island was known as Narrioch meaning land without shadow. </li></ul><ul><li>The reason why it was called land without shadow is because the beach is in a compass area with no trees and the beach is in the sun all day. </li></ul>
Chart of Coney Island Naming History How Coney Island got it’s name When the Dutch lived on Coney Island it was known as Conyne Eylandt which means rabbit Island. Rabbits used to live on the Island And rabbit hunting was common. In 1690 the English name for Coney Island was Coney Isls On the maps that were made. In 1733 English maps started using The modern spelling of Coney Island. Other facts say it was named Coney Island by English settlers because The hills were shape like cones. Other historical facts say that an Irish sea Captain name Peter O’ Conner named Coney Island after An Island known as Imishmulclohy located in County Sligo, Ireland. Other facts say Coney Island was name after Henry Hudson’s right hand man John Coleman said to believe that he was killed by Indians.
A poem about Coney Island by Sara Teasdale (1884 - 1933) <ul><li>Coney Island Why did you bring me here? The sand is white with snow, Over the wooden domes The winter sea-winds blow-- There is no shelter near, Come, let us go. With foam of icy lace The sea creeps up the sand, The wind is like a hand That strikes us in the face. Doors that June set a-swing Are bolted long ago; We try them uselessly-- Alas there cannot be For us a second spring; Come, let us go. </li></ul>
Thunderbolt <ul><li>Thunderbolt was a roller coaster built in 1925. The thunderbolt roller coaster was across the street from Steeplechase park. </li></ul><ul><li>Thunderbolt was a roller coaster that came before the cyclone and Tornado was built. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1983 the thunderbolt was closed down to protect the safety of the public because it was rotting and falling apart. </li></ul>
Tornado <ul><li>Tornado was a roller coaster built in 1926. It was built a year after the thunderbolt and a year before the Cyclone. </li></ul><ul><li>When people rode on the Tornado it twisted around and it was enjoyable to anyone who rode it. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1977 the Tornado was torn down because it was always catching on fire making the Tornado unsafe for everyone. </li></ul>
Cyclone <ul><li>The Cyclone is a roller coaster built in 1927. </li></ul><ul><li>The Cyclone has been the favorite ride in Coney Island to people who like to ride on roller coasters. </li></ul><ul><li>The popular roller coaster is 85 feet tall and it has a 60 degree drop. </li></ul><ul><li>The Cyclone is across the street from Astroland. </li></ul>
Chart of AstroLand Astroland Astroland first opened in 1962. It was suppose to be a space theme park but it look like more like A carnival. It was owned by the Albert Family until they sold it for 30 million dollars to a Company name Thor Equities on November 8 th , 2006. July 12 th , 1975 a fire broke out and burn most of Astroland to the ground but the owners were able to rebuild.
Luna Park <ul><li>Before Astroland was around there was another amusement park named Luna Park. </li></ul><ul><li>Fredrick Thompson and Skip Dundy created a great ride in Buffalo (The trip to the moon) </li></ul><ul><li>On the ride the name of the ship was called the Luna. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Thompson and Dundy eventually opened a park in Coney Island called Luna Park. </li></ul><ul><li>It was one of the most successful parks in Coney Island. </li></ul><ul><li>It opened in 1903 and it closed down in 1946. </li></ul>
The Mermaid Parade <ul><li>Once a year Coney Island has the big mermaid parade. </li></ul><ul><li>The mermaid parade began in 1983 and it was first organized by Dick Zigun who was nick named the mayor of Coney Island. </li></ul><ul><li>He also founded the non profit arts group Coney Island USA. </li></ul><ul><li>The mermaid parade celebrates the beginning of summer and people dress up as mermen and mermaids. </li></ul><ul><li>During the mermaid parade a merman and mermaid are crowned king and queen. </li></ul>
Nathans <ul><li>Nathans is a popular fast food restaurant that is famous for their hot dogs. </li></ul><ul><li>Founded by polish immigrant Nathan Handwerker </li></ul><ul><li>Opened as a small hot dog stand in 1916. </li></ul><ul><li>Every year on July 4 th Nathans holds a hot dog eating contest to see who can eat the most hot dogs. </li></ul><ul><li>June 3, 2007 the record for most hot dogs eaten was set by Joey Chestnut for eating 59 hot dogs in 12 minutes. </li></ul>