The Bay Plaza Shopping Center just south of Co-op City in the Bronx attracts shoppers to places like Barnes & Noble and JCPenney, but half a century ago the area packed people in for another reason. The site was home to an amusement park bigger than Disneyland. On this week’s Cityscape, we’re remembering Freedomland. It opened to the public 51 years ago this weekend, but only lasted five seasons.

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