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Freedomland: The Rise and Fall (part 2)

(Photo Courtesy: Michael R. Virgintino)

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On June 19, 1960 a short-lived, history-themed amusement park opened on what now sits co-op city in the Bronx. Freedomland U.S.A. was considered, by some, to be the East Coast’s version of Disneyland.  However, Journalist and author Michael R. Virgintino disagrees. “Unlike Disneyland, the story of Freedomland does not have a happily ever after" he wrote.

In part 2 of the interview about the book, Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon talks with Michael R Virgintino about Freedomland’s developmental stages, and the circumstances that befell The World's Largest Entertainment Center.

 

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Freedomland U.S.A. Overture - Frank De Vol and His Orchestra

Freedom Land - Paul Anka
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Freedomland USA Amusement Park Bronx New York
Douglas McArthur
Published on Apr 9, 2011
 
Freedomland U.S.A. (usually just called Freedomland) was a short-lived, themed amusement park