Coney Island's Newest Roller Coaster Is Narrower Than Most Apartments

This week marks the opening of the Thunderbolt, a modern roller coaster looping and corkscrewing through historic Coney Island in Brooklyn. The coaster is a towering orange lasso with 2200 feet of track, squeezed into an unbelievably narrow space. Here's our up close and personal look at NYC's latest thrill ride. » 6/11/14 10:00am 6/11/14 10:00am

There's a Whole Amusement Park Hiding In This Beautiful Cube of Trash

Amusement parks are sprawling places, made of equal parts cotton candy-flavored summer fun and sweat-soaked, grease-coated despair. Artist James Dive of the Glue Society managed to squeeze that all down into one beautiful but horrifying 4 by 4 meter cube that has all the grease and none of the fun. » 6/05/13 5:38pm 6/05/13 5:38pm

Coney Island's Astroland Amusement Park Rides Now Available for Purchase

It's a sad day in New York City history: Astroland, the amusement park at Coney Island, is officially closed for business forever. But New Yorkers' loss is your gain: now you have an opportunity to buy the famed Astroland's rides to recreate the dirty, dirty magic in your own backyard. Yes, you can own the awesome… » 9/08/08 11:45am 9/08/08 11:45am

Prince Charles' Modded Aston Martin Burns 4.5 Bottles of Wine Per Mile

Prince Charles has discovered the perfect use for crappy English wine: He is using it as biofuel for his classic Aston Martin DB6. The Prince converted the 38-year old car to accept ethanol to play his part in reducing carbon emissions in the UK. The wine in question is a white distilled from the excess stock of a… » 7/01/08 10:05am 7/01/08 10:05am

Puke-o-Matic Amusement Park Ride Isn't For the Weak Stomached

I'm not sure how old this is, but puking hasn't undergone many technological advancements in the last few years. This amusement park ride looks like perhaps the worst thing to possibly do on a stomach full of fried dough and cotton candy. These crazy Germans do 110 flips in a row and then have the tenacity to give… » 10/05/07 2:20pm 10/05/07 2:20pm