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zipperfilm.com Amy Nicholson's wonderful documentary ZIPPER...Coney Island's Last Wild Ride is the story of greed , politics and the land grab of the century.

The film has captured rave reviews and is being presented at select theaters (check the website).  Also available on iTunes.

   
amusingthezillion.com A formy carny kid casts an insider's view on the amusement business...most notably Coney Island.
   
bannermancastle.org Explore one of the Hudson Valley's most enduring landmarks.  Tour information available on the website.
   
brickcollecting.com Don Bayley's excellent site on the Hudson Valley's brick-making industry of bygone days also includes a library of books for purchase
   
cinematreasures.org A "treasure" trove of theaters of the past.
   
www.prideofthehudson.com/ Take an exciting voyage to Bannerman Island or cruise the river aboard the Pride of the Hudson.
   
hudsonvalleyruins.org Rob Yasinsac's and Tom Rinaldi's site devoted to abandoned structures; with images and documentation.
inclinerailway.org The incline railway of Beacon entertained millions in its heyday.  Check for information on its possible resurrection
   
indianroadcafe.com Located in the northernmost point of Manhattan, this neighborhood favorite hosts local history nights.  The Fort George Amusement Park was located nearby.
millstreetloft.org This Poughkeepsie based cultural events and art center  also hosts a local history lecture series.
   
myinwood.net/fort-george-amusement-park Cole Thompson's Inwood history site includes some images and a blog of the Fort George Amusement Park.
   
newburghhistoricalsociety.com Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands.
   
newburghlibrary.org Its extensive local history room has been a starting point for most of our books.
   
nysparks.com Visit one of New York State's wonderful parks.
   
www.ocgsny.org The Orange County Genealogical Society has been most supportive of our work.
   
www.palisadespark.com A wonderful site dedicated to this iconic amusement park.
   
pchs-fsm.org The Putnam County Historical Society and Foundry School Museum is located on the original site of the West Point Foundry, manufacturers of Civil War Parrot guns.
   
philadelphiatoboggancoastersinc.com The Philadelphia Toboggan Company has produced the finest in amusement rides since 1904.
   
plattekill.lib.ny.us/plattekill_

historical_society.htm

Plattekill Historical Society.
   
scenichudson.org A Hudson Valley based land preservation group.
   
lloydhistory.org Town of Lloyd Historical Preservation Society
   
woodburyhistoricalsociety.org Features the preservation of the Gatehouse from the Proctor estate (built in 1912).