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Topic: Okay here's a tough one . . . Do you remember . . .
Message: Posted by: landmark (Jun 11, 2004 06:55PM)
I bought my first non-Adams magic trick when I was eight years old. It was nickels-to-dimes.

I got it at the magic shop at . . . FREEDOMLAND in the Bronx.

Anyone remember it?

Jack Shalom
Message: Posted by: Julie (Jun 11, 2004 07:45PM)
Where's the "Bronx"? :)
Message: Posted by: Vincent (Jun 12, 2004 04:11AM)
Not The Bronx...

Da Bronx!!!!

Yes, I remember Freedomland.
My parents took me there a couple of times and I remember it being pretty cool.
But that much land was worth too much money so there it went.
I don't think it was around too long, was it??

Take Care,

Vincent :die: :magicrabbit: :die:
Message: Posted by: landmark (Jun 12, 2004 09:35AM)
The land it was on is now a huge apartment building development called Co-Op City which has been there for many years now.

I don't think it lasted more than five or six years.

Someone could probably write a very interesting book about that place which would involve New York City politics, cultural history, economics, and sociology.

Message: Posted by: Vincent (Jun 12, 2004 12:10PM)

You know that's not a bad idea considering there are enough of us still around to form a half-way decent market.
Besides, it might be a lot of fun.

Vincent :die: :magicrabbit: :die:
Message: Posted by: landmark (Jun 12, 2004 01:36PM)
Here's a nice little site with great pix and articles about Freedomland:

[url=http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/robfriedman/homepage.htm#freedom]Click Here![/url]