Parachute Pavilion, "The area became a 'Nickel Empire' of cheap amusements; a nickel paid the fare on the new subway line, and visitors were greeted by the original Nathan’s Famous, home of the five-cent hot dog." Thus, the sideshow came into play, and freak culture rose.
"Background." Coney Island History. The Parachute Pavilion, n.d. Web. 6 January 2012.
Blick, James. "The Battle for Coney Island." James Blick. James Blick, n.d. Web. 6 January 2012.