[Originlly written 11.20.03]
Three years and three days ago one of the saddest days in Coney Island history occured.
I still remember sitting on the couch and watching the news, when suddenly one of the most horrible images came on the screen, and it was announced that the Thunderbolt had been ripped down.
I fucking cried my eyes out.
Since then, it was made public knowledge that this was done illegally. To this day, the lot remains empty and overgrown.
At least I have a few precious photographs of the way it used to look. A lot of people would say that it was just an eyesore that should have been taken down before it was actually destroyed. Which just goes to show that there is little appreciation for history, and that’s a fucking shame.