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Golden City

Golden City Event Button Museum
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Illustration of skyline comprised of various types of buildings.  Water and boats in foreground, yellow sun in background.  Outlined white text above, solid black text below.

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The Whitehead & Hoag Co., Newark, N.J.
(union bug)
July 17, 1894
April 14, 1896
July 21, 1896

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Golden City was an American amusement park located in New York’s Jamaican Bay. The park was a featured attraction in a 1907 advertisement in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, which encouraged eager enthusiasts to come see all the rides and entertainment of the day. The park was opened over 100 years before the popular Coney Island and amused people for thirty years until 1939 when it was demolished to make way for the new Belt Parkway. Today, onlookers can get a glimpse of the former space, when visiting Canarsie Pier or driving over the parkway; the same space that generations gone by knew as the Golden City. The amusement park might be gone but as the button shows, being entertained and amused never goes out of style. 


BKLYN Library. (2014). Golden City. Retrieved from

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