GRAVESEND: THE HOME OF CONEY ISLAND.

GravesendConeyIsland[Book: Eric J. Ierardi – 2001 – 17x25cm – Originally published in 1975 – 160 Pages – Few B&W photos]. This revised edition takes readers on a fascinating journey from the town’s first settlement in the 1640s across four centuries of progress, conflict and change. Explore the renowned dance halls, race tracks, and casinos, and thrill at the kaleidoscopic assortment of roller coasters and other breathtaking rides, such as the Parachute Jump at the celebrated New York: Dreamland, Luna, and Steeplechase Parks. Chapter Points: Introduction; Founding and Settlement; Evolution through Revolution; Gravesend Develops into a Resort Area; The Age of Progress; The Greening of Gravesend; Bibliography; Index. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good.