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Coney's Childs Building Rocks Out with New Roller Rink

Monday, March 24, 2008, by Robert

There is good news and bad news in Coney Island. We'll dispense with the bad news first: the flashy redo of the New York Aquarium is officially dead because money is needed for a shark exhibit and because it would "engulf" the facility. The good news: the historic Child's Building hosted its second public event in a half-century this weekend with the opening of the Lola Staar Dreamland Roller Rink. Taconic Investment, which has gotten little of the controversy of its other big would-be developer, is allowing the use of the landmarked building. Money for the enterprise came from Dreaming Tommy Hilfiger and Glamour Magazine after boardwalk entrepreneur Dianna Carlin won a competition.

Dianna Carlin, aka Lola Staar, who created the new rink.
NEW YORK heals.

“Office buildings are our factories – whether for tech, creative or traditional industries we must continue to grow our modern factories to create new jobs,” said United States Senator Chuck Schumer.
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