Please read this fascinating article on how the folks from Deno's Wonder Wheel Park are working hard to salvage the rides and games that were ravaged by Hurricane Sandy.
Of particular interest to me is how dear the Grandma's Predictions fortuneteller is to the park; they consider it a good luck charm. Here's a photo I took while Ben and I visited Coney:
The article relates that Grandma's been around since the 1920s. She apparently made it through the flooding, although she's being taken care of at the "ER"; apparently the Zoltar machine in the background didn't fair as well.
Again, please give to the Red Cross and help the folks affected by Sandy. And consider donating to Coney Island USA, to help keep the history and spirit of this priceless place alive for future generations: http://shop.coneyisland.com/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?display=home