Sunday, October 08, 2006

Americana / Advert: Travel Time: Freedomland 1963



"Freedomland U.S.A. (usually just called Freedomland) was a short-lived, themed amusement park in the Baychester area in the northeastern part of the Borough of The Bronx, New York City. Its slogan was "The World's Largest Entertainment Center" (later, "The World's Largest Outdoor Family Entertainment Center").

Freedomland opened on June 19, 1960. It closed at the end of the 1964 season when it failed to make a profit."

-Wikipedia


The former site of Freedomland is currently the gargantuan Co-op City and the Bay Plaza Shopping Center.

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Anonymous THE CO-OP CITY INFORMATION NETWORK said...

http://www.coopcityinfo.com

"The former site of Freedomland is currently the gargantuan Co-op City and the Bay Plaza Shopping Center."

Yes, Co-Op City (http://www.coopcityinfo.com) is the development found at the old Freedomland location. It was built in 1971 and now houses over 15,000 residential units making it the largest single residential development in the US.
Taken from http://www.coopcityinfo.com - THE CO-OP CITY INFORMATION NETWORK

9/12/2007 12:03 AM  

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