Luna Park gets rave reviews, stabbing reminds of Coney's dark side

Posted | Contributed by Jeff

Not all of the rides were up and running, but Coney Island’s resurrected theme-park attraction opened over Memorial Day weekend to rave reviews and considerable fanfare. The dark aspect of the amusement park’s history surfaced during the debut weekend when Joshua Perez, 17, was stabbed outside the new theme park on Saturday. Police arrested Christopher Acosta, 17, at the scene of the crime and charged him with assault.

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