In the Neighborhood
Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park
When the late Constantinos Dionysios Vourderis—otherwise known as Deno—bought the Wonder Wheel in the early 1980s, he fulfilled a longtime promise to his wife: he’d vowed on more than one occasion to purchase the Ferris wheel for her as a wedding present, so everyone could see how much he loved her.
The first custom-built roller coaster to be constructed in Coney Island since the Cyclone back in 1927, the 125-foot-tall Thunderbolt—featuring 2,000 feet of steel track, a 100-foot loop, a corkscrew and a zero-gravity roll—is a modern spin on the classic Coney Island coaster of the same name.
Outdoors & Recreation
Built over the grounds of the old Steeplechase Park—one of Coney Island’s most popular attractions in the first half of the 20th century—Steeplechase Plaza is a 2.2-acre open pedestrian plaza that will serve as an entrance point into the more-recent Coney Island constructions.