The Astroland rocket is in dire need of a home, Ruby's is closing its doors, everything is for rent...so it's not really surprising that Coney Island is being picked apart by vultures. The latest: Gowanus Lounge is reporting that the Coney Island History Project's Tricia Vita's memorial collage to Astroland was stolen. And NewYorkology reports that the city has approved plans to replace the original pier and boardwalk, which means the old wood is now for sale! "The material used for this project was a Brazilian hardwood called Ipe - a unique durable rain forest wood perfect for decking and outdoor use. It is now available for sale reworked or in its original condition with its natural ocean-weathered grey patina." (More info here for interested buyers.) Is Coney becoming the next Shea Stadium?
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