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Coney Island Officially a Circus

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The city has succeeded where its Coney Island nemesis Thor Equities did not: bringing the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus to Surf Avenue. Starting June 18, "The Coney Island Boom-A-Ring" will run on Thursdays-Sundays next to Keyspan Park. Thor had tried to bring Ringling Brothers to the former Astroland site, but negotiations fell apart and the city swooped in. Thor boss Joe Sitt put on a happy face and said in a statement that "We are thrilled that the Ringling Brothers circus is coming to Coney," and "It will be the perfect compliment to Thor's Festival by the Sea." [NYDN; CurbedWire Inbox]