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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Parachute Jump going gold for September

Daily News excerpt -

They're taking a stand against a deadly killer — and striking back at the Empire, to boot.

City Councilman Mark Treyger (D-Coney Island) and Zamperla, the owner of the Coney Island Parachute Jump, will light the historic 262-foot structure gold in September for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

It was a golden opportunity to take a jab at another iconic city structure, and they seized it. Empire State Building management rejected calls from several Brooklyn officials and health advocates to join the campaign and gild the top of the skyscraper.

“We all know that Brooklyn, and not Midtown, is now the center of New York City, so it is great that Coney Island and its famous Parachute Jump will be part of The Gold World Project,” Treyger boasted in a gleaming proclamation of borough one-upsmanship.

Brooklyn’s so-called Eiffel Tower will be lighted gold for one week, starting on Sept. 5.

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