Monday, December 22, 2008

Blast From the Past - Sand Lane Arcade

Approx. 25 Yrs Ago Steve Zaffarano/Staten Island Advance

Approx. 23 Yrs Later Photo by iamduckydale on Flickr

I want to pay homage to the once standing and thriving Sand Lane Arcade center that closed down in the summer of 2006. This establishment of pure innocence and fun was around for 66 great years, and went out on top. As they say "all great things must come to an end". From my grandparents, to my parents, and even me, we were all lucky enough to experience the hot summer nights in South Beach, at the Sand Lane Arcade, acting as giddy little kids from the sight of the bright illuminating lights coming from the arcade machines. Filled with timeless games such as skee-ball, pinball, Dance Dance Revolution (timeless for my generation :), ka-klunk and all sorts of video games, it was a kids haven. It was our own little Coney Island and South Beach was the hotspot for Staten Island residents. Great memories and I want it back...Who remembers coming here?

Summer Already Over for Staten Island Arcade [NY Times]
LIFE IS A BEACH... [Daily News]
Return South Beach to the good old days [SILIVE]

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