It's not going to be much of a weekend at Coney Island. Not only is the beach closed, so is Dreamland, that is, the passel of Coney amusements in what used to be Astroland Park. Developer Joe Sitt closed Dreamland down this morning for non-payment of rent
. That takes 10 or 12 rides, vendors, and John Strong's sideshow
off the table, and though you can still get to the Cyclone and the Wonder Wheel
and Ruby's Bar, it will take a little of what's left of Coney's zip out of things. Gee, you'd almost thing Sitt was trying
to make a mess out of Coney.