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Coney Island Cherry Blossom

Young Cherry Blossom Tree on Wonder Wheel Way, Coney Island. March 23, 2012. Photo © Tricia Vita/me-myself-i via flickr

It’s time to sing “Sakura, Sakura, ya-yo-i no so-ra wa…,” the Japanese folk song about cherry blossoms waving in the breeze. Yesterday in Coney Island, we happened to notice the littlest cherry tree beginning to blossom on Wonder Wheel Way. The sapling was planted last spring, when this section of the new pedestrian street was built between Stillwell Avenue and West 12th Street. Deno’s Wonder Wheel, the Astrotower and Scream Zone’s Steeplechase Coaster are seen in the background. Designed to connect the Parachute Jump, Wonder Wheel and Cyclone, Wonder Wheel Way will eventually extend from West 12th to West 10th Street.

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