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Seaside Heights, NJ - Mayor Considering Leaving Roller Coaster Submerged By Sandy As 'Tourist Attraction'

Published on: November 22, 2012 05:32 PM
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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 file photograph, the roller coaster from an amusement pier rests in the Atlantic Ocean in Seaside Heights, N.J., after the region was pounded by Superstorm Sandy. The remains of the roller coaster that was knocked off a New Jersey amusement pier by Superstorm Sandy and partially submerged in the Atlantic Ocean might be left there as a tourist attraction. Seaside Heights Mayor Bill Akers tells WNBC-TV in New York that officials have not made a decision on whether to tear down the coaster. But the mayor says he's working with the Coast Guard to see if the coaster is stable enough to leave it alone because he believes it would make "a great tourist attraction." (AP Photo/Mel Evans)FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 file photograph, the roller coaster from an amusement pier rests in the Atlantic Ocean in Seaside Heights, N.J., after the region was pounded by Superstorm Sandy. The remains of the roller coaster that was knocked off a New Jersey amusement pier by Superstorm Sandy and partially submerged in the Atlantic Ocean might be left there as a tourist attraction. Seaside Heights Mayor Bill Akers tells WNBC-TV in New York that officials have not made a decision on whether to tear down the coaster. But the mayor says he's working with the Coast Guard to see if the coaster is stable enough to leave it alone because he believes it would make "a great tourist attraction." (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Seaside Heights, NJ - The remains of a roller coaster that was knocked off a New Jersey amusement pier by Superstorm Sandy and partially submerged in the Atlantic Ocean may be left there as a tourist attraction.

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Seaside Heights Mayor Bill Akers tells WNBC-TV in New York that officials have not made a decision on whether to tear down the coaster. But the mayor says he’s working with the Coast Guard to see if the coaster is stable enough to leave it alone, because he believes it would make “a great tourist attraction.”

Meanwhile, efforts to rebuild the storm-ravaged town are continuing.

Demolition crews have removed the resort’s damaged boardwalk. And Akers says construction on a new boardwalk should begin in January and be ready by Memorial Day.


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 Nov 22, 2012 at 07:54 PM anonymous Says:

That's a great idea. It's also a reminder of G-d's wrath & power.

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 Nov 22, 2012 at 08:02 PM mugsisme Says:

I road that one this summer. What a shame.

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 Nov 23, 2012 at 04:37 AM mugsisme Says:

Reply to #2  
mugsisme Says:

I road that one this summer. What a shame.

Ugh. Should say "rode". Spell check on the phone stinks.

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 Nov 23, 2012 at 05:43 AM Shlomo Says:

Reply to #1  
anonymous Says:

That's a great idea. It's also a reminder of G-d's wrath & power.

How do you know it's G-d's wrath?
We can interpret events in so many ways and, without nevu'a, simply don't know.
Maybe Hurricane Sandy was sent as a reminder of the force of nature.
Maybe the Hurricane was sent now instead of something worse later.
Maybe Sandy was sent in order to encourage people to donate time and effort to helping others--as a way of providing an opportunity for tzedakah and chesed.

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 Nov 24, 2012 at 07:12 PM mewhoze Says:

maybe it can be made with waterproof sitting capsules that can go underwater...imagine that

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