Swaying Coney Island Astro Tower Scared a Lot of People Today

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At Coney Island, it's not unusual for the Astro Tower to sway in the breeze, according to Dick Zigun, the unofficial mayor of the neighborhood. But when it did so on Tuesday, the movement was scary enough that operators decided to evacuate large areas of the amusement district, including Luna Park, the Cyclone, and an adjacent lot. "Maybe six times a year it sways to the point where it would shock you if you didn’t know better," Zigun told the New York Daily News. This was apparently one of those times.