If there's one universal truth, it's that all of our bodies begin changing at some point. That's especially true for women who are over the age of 50. One day it seems like we're rolling out of bed with a pep in our step. The next, our emotions are out of control, our weight won't go down, and we constantly have hot flashes. If that sounds like you, don't worry â millions of other women worldwide are going through the same difficulties.
The fact of the matter is these symptoms are part of a natural process women go through. This change, called menopause, marks the end of a woman's ability to reproduce and menstruate. The average age for this to occur is 51, though it officially begins a year after a woman's final period. During this transition to menopause, estrogen and other hormones in a woman's body start to deplete When those hormones deplete, frequent and sometimes severe symptoms can manifest:
The symptoms of hormone deficiency can be scary for both women and their partners. That makes dealing with a hormone deficiency tricky because many symptoms are tied to nutrition, stress, lack of exercise, and toxins in your body.
However, if you're getting older and dealing with some of the symptoms listed above, have hope. A solution to your hormone problems may be closer than you think. Hormone replacement therapy for women may help correct imbalances caused by menopause. These effective, safe treatments help many women throughout the menopause process and may even help them reclaim their youth.
To live a healthy life, hormone stability is very important for women. That's where the beauty of HRT treatments for women begins to shine because it balances hormones that would otherwise be altered due to menopause.
HRT treatments for women represent a revolutionary step toward living life without the pitfalls of old age. However, at Juventee, we understand that no two women, and by proxy, patients, are the same. That's why our team of doctors and specialists provide personalized treatment options for women, combining holistic treatment, nutrition, fitness plans, and more to supplement our HRT treatments.
Is HRT the answer if you feel exhausted, overweight, and moody? That's the million-dollar question that we're asked almost every day. And to be honest, it's hard to say without a comprehensive exam by an HRT expert at Juventee. What we can say is that when a woman's hormones are better balanced during menopause, she has a much better chance of enjoying life without the crippling symptoms that other women feel.
At Juventee, helping women reclaim their vitality and love of life is our top priority. While some HRT clinics see patients as nothing more than a means to make money, our team is cut from a different cloth.
The key to balancing your hormones and improving your well-being is a process that we have refined over time. The Juventee HRT process consists of a comprehensive review of your health and hormonal status. Our team then customizes your plan and prescribes treatments, procedures, and supplements under the guidance of our local HRT experts.
At Juventee, we want to revitalize your health by promoting balance, energy, intimacy, and beauty. We start by assessing your baseline biomarkers and implementing a personalized plan to help you feel like your younger self. Our in-depth process covers many factors, almost like a web. Each component of that web works in conjunction with others to make up how you feel. If one area is out of sync, women can experience unwanted fluctuations in their weight, energy, emotions, libido, and more. Juventee is committed to evaluating our patient's overall health so that we may bring vitality and happiness to as many aspects of their lives as possible.
We've mentioned all the greatness that can come with an HRT regimen from Juventee, but what exactly are the benefits of HRT for women? Let's take a look.
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Unlike some HRT clinics, Juventee's HRT programs are carefully crafted and personalized for each patient. There are no cookie-cutter solutions at our office. Instead, we assess each individual's needs and customize treatments to help their bodies as they age. We replace hormones that are deficient and restore them to their physiological state using HRT pellets.
These hormone pellets are prescription hormones inserted under the skin through a simple in-office procedure. Each pellet is about as large as a big grain of rice. Once inserted, our HRT pellets get to work quickly. With this treatment, patients don't have to worry about applying greasy creams or swallowing pills. Instead, our pellets are metabolized by the body. That way, patients don't stress over taking too much or too little.
Remember, at Juventee, our goal isn't just to balance your hormones â it's to completely optimize your health and well-being. You won't ever have to worry about our doctors writing you a prescription and sending you on your way without any additional communication. Instead, we aim to be part of our patient's journey back to health and work with all of our HRT patients to do so.
Hormone imbalance causes a litany of issues. But with hormone replacement therapy, females can better process calcium, keep their cholesterol levels safe, and maintain a healthy vagina. By replenishing the body's estrogen levels, HRT may relieve symptoms of menopause and even optimize bone health.
But that's just the start. At Juventee, our patients report many benefits of taking HRT for women:
If you're ready to feel better and enjoy the vitality of your youth, Juventee is here to help you every step of the way. It all starts with an in-person evaluation, where our team will determine if HRT is right for you.
For many women, menopause is a difficult time filled with ups, downs, and hormonal hurdles to overcome. While menopausal issues are well-known by some, other women only know that menopause can affect their hormones. The reality is that going through menopause can mean more than moodiness and hot flashes.
At Juventee, we're big believers that a little knowledge can go a long way. With that in mind, if you're going through menopause or are approaching "that" age, consider these common issues. First, let's examine some alternative causes of menopause beyond age:
The most common reason for menopause is diminished, unbalanced hormones. However, menopause can also result from:
Now that we've examined some of the ways that menopause manifests, let's look at some common problems that females regularly endure:
If you're going through menopause and feel like life is a tiresome burden, you're not alone. Studies show that 15% of women go through depression to some degree during menopause. What many women don't learn is that depression may start much earlier, during perimenopause or even earlier.
Depression can be hard to diagnose, even without perimenopause and menopause as a factor. With that said, keep the following signs in mind. If you notice any, it might be time to speak with a physician:
If you notice any of the signs above, it's important that you understand that you're not weak or broken. You're going through a very normal emotional experience, which may be caused by hormone deficiency. However, with proper treatment from your doctor, depression doesn't have to rule your life.
You don't have to have hormonal imbalances to have mood swings. Indeed, everyone gets moody from time to time. For women going through menopause, however, mood swings can be extreme and happen often. Hormone imbalances and mood swings go together, resulting in unusual emotional changes and even issues like insomnia.
Estrogen production, a hormone that fluctuates during menopause, affects serotonin production, which regulates mood. When both hormones are deficient, mood swings can become quite prevalent.
Fortunately, HRT treatments in Rochelle Park, NJ, work wonders for women because they work to regulate hormones like estrogen. With HRT from Juventee, women don't have to settle for the negative consequences that drastic mood swings can cause.
Hot flashes: whether you're a man or a woman, you've probably heard of them. Hot flashes are very common issues associated with menopause and manifest as intense, sudden feelings of heat across the upper body. Some last a few seconds while others last many minutes, making them uncomfortable and inconvenient at all times. A few common symptoms of hot flashes include:
Usually, a lack of estrogen causes hot flashes in menopausal women. Low levels of estrogen negatively affect a woman's hypothalamus, or the part of the brain that regulates appetite and body temperature. Low estrogen levels cause the hypothalamus to assume incorrectly that the body is too hot. When it does, it dilates a woman's blood vessels to boost blood flow.
Fortunately, most women don't have to settle for the intense, unwanted feelings they endure with hot flashes. HRT pellet treatment from Juventee helps to stabilize hormones which may lessen the effects that hot flashes cause.
Staying healthy and fit is a challenge for anybody living in modern America. For women with hormonal imbalances, however, it's even harder. Weight gain is a concerning issue during menopause, but it can be manageable with a physician-led diet, exercise, and HRT treatments from Juventee.
HRT patients at Juventee benefit from health plans that keep hormones in check, making weight loss a real possibility. But which hormones need to be regulated to help avoid weight gain?
Millions of adults around the U.S. suffer from low sex drive, but that doesn't make it any more embarrassing to talk about. For many women going through pre-menopause and menopause, it's an unfortunate side effect of unbalanced hormones. Thankfully, HRT may help women maintain a healthy libido, even after 50. But what causes lowered sexual desire in women as they age?
The hormones responsible for low libido in females are estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone.
Progesterone production decreases during perimenopause, resulting in lowered libido in some women. Lower progesterone production can also cause weight gain, exhaustion, and other symptoms common during menopause. Reduced estrogen levels during menopause may lead to vaginal dryness and even loss of muscle tension.
Testosterone is referred to as a male hormone, but it contributes to important health functionality in women as well. Female testosterone heightens sexual responses and intensifies orgasms. When the ovaries can't produce sufficient levels of testosterone, low sex drive can happen.
The inside of a woman's bones is broken down and rebuilt by bone cells in an ongoing process called remodeling. This process is crucial for maintaining bone strength and health.
However, due to the loss of estrogen during menopause, this important process becomes unbalanced. Less bone is formed, and more bone is broken down. This advanced state of bone loss can be worrying for women, especially if they had an early menopause. With time, women may develop osteoporosis and a greater chance of breaking bones as they age.
Fortunately, HRT for women can actually mimic estrogen and progesterone, which may help prevent bone loss and lower chances of osteoporosis in women. That's huge news for women around the U.S., many of whom are battling early bone loss due to a lack calcium, vitamin D, and other nutrients crucial to bone health.
If you are considering HRT treatments for women in Rochelle Park, NJ, you need a team of hormone replacement experts by your side. At Juventee, our knowledgeable HRT doctors are ready to help. Our team will answer your initial questions, conduct necessary testing, and craft a customized program designed to alleviate the challenges you're facing as a woman going through menopause.
With a healthy diet, exercise, positive life choices, and hormone replacement therapy, unveiling the new "you" is easier than you might think. Contact our office today to get started on your journey to optimal health and well-being.
Ascend Rochelle Park is now selling to both adult-use and medical consumers NEW YORK, April 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ - Ascend Wellness Holdings, Inc. ("AWH" or the "Company") (CSE: AAWH.U) (OTCQX: AAWH), a multi-state, vertically integrated cannabis operator focused on bettering lives through cannabis, today anno...
Ascend Rochelle Park is now selling to both adult-use and medical consumers
NEW YORK, April 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ - Ascend Wellness Holdings, Inc. ("AWH" or the "Company") (CSE: AAWH.U) (OTCQX: AAWH), a multi-state, vertically integrated cannabis operator focused on bettering lives through cannabis, today announced the commencement of recreational cannabis sales at their Ascend dispensary in Rochelle Park, New Jersey, located at 174 NJ-17 N.
This announcement follows AWH's recent approval by the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission ("CRC") as one of seven Class 5 Retailer Licenses now permitted to sell recreational cannabis to consumers in New Jersey. To ensure adequate access for both medical and recreational visitors, consumers over 21 can now access a separate adult-use menu featuring a wide selection of products, including flower, edibles, vapes and more.
To provide a streamlined retail experience, Ascend Rochelle Park will require adult-use customers to reserve a 20-minute shopping appointment at letsascend.com ahead of visits. To preserve the same excellent service level our medical patients have become accustomed to, Ascend will now provide medical patients with a host of dedicated services, including the dispensary's medical express lane, direct access to the front entrance, private consultation rooms, and designated parking spots.
"Ascend Rochelle Park has served thousands of New Jersey medical patients since opening last year," said Chris Melillo, Chief Revenue Officer of AWH. "Existing patients can rest assured that they remain a priority and will continue to enjoy our top-tier services without disruption as we welcome adult-use consumers to the New Jersey Ascend community. We are excited to serve all New Jersey cannabis consumers and look forward to commencing recreational sales in our other locations across the Garden State. We look forward to continuing to partner with the town of Rochelle Park and bring great jobs to this dynamic area."
Please note, that the Rochelle Park store is open from 8 am to 8 pm daily, but the first hour and the last hour of the day are reserved for medical patients.
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New Jersey's 21st recreational marijuana dispensary opened to the public this week, with the official grand opening in Fort Lee set for Saturday.Ascend Wellness is located less than 3 miles from the George Washington Bridge on West Street, which will be easy for New York commuters, said Mike Conway, the company's regional vice president of retail."It's really important to be so close to New York it would be silly not to take advantage of that," Conway said. "It's a great opportunity to grow our bus...
New Jersey's 21st recreational marijuana dispensary opened to the public this week, with the official grand opening in Fort Lee set for Saturday.
Ascend Wellness is located less than 3 miles from the George Washington Bridge on West Street, which will be easy for New York commuters, said Mike Conway, the company's regional vice president of retail.
"It's really important to be so close to New York it would be silly not to take advantage of that," Conway said. "It's a great opportunity to grow our business and know we have a great system in place to have quick, easy and great service."
Ascend's other New Jersey locations are in Rochelle Park, which started recreational sales in April and Montclair, which started sales in August.
Ascend opened its doors in Fort Lee in August for medical marijuana use. Thursday's soft launch for recreational sales was to stress test the system that was used to serving under 100 customers a day to potentially thousands.
"We are so excited to have our last New Jersey location fully open to the public," Conway said on Friday. "Yesterday was really good. It exceeded my expectations."
To help be "good neighbors" Ascend Fort Lee will have an appointment-only model for the first 30 days to ensure it is handling parking and traffic appropriately, Conway said. In Rochelle Park, some initial concerns were about traffic lines building up on Route 17, but that never happened.
However, Conway said, the appointment model shouldn't deter any newcomers. He said if anyone has questions, just to add an item in their cart, make the appointment and they will get the one-on-one experience that Ascend is known for, and someone will answer any questions and find the best product for them.
Fort Lee's location is expecting a heavy commuter presence and has more retail floor space, 6,000 square feet, and more registers than its Rochelle Park and Montclair counterparts. Conway said the store is 20% bigger and has 29 registers versus Rochelle Park's 23.
Ascend Wellness Holdings has 29 stores across six states, and Rochelle Park was one of the company's largest earners last quarter, Conway said. Last quarter's sales project $57 million a year, which is expected to grow, according to Conway. Towns that are home to facilities collect 2% on recreational marijuana sales.
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"We're elated to have all three locations finally open and pumped to be open so close to New York and the George Washington Bridge," Conway said. "It will make it easier for people to get here and can be in and out on a commuter drive within five minutes."
Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich said any marijuana dispensary wouldn't be able to operate in Fort Lee unless it was "top notch."
Sokolich said he visited the Rochelle Park and Montclair locations several times while hearings were ongoing and said they emphasized the importance of security and efficiency to avoid traffic.
"We're excited to have that service in town," he said. "We welcome them and hope it works out. Everything we've asked them to do, they didn't question and did it and, in some instances, went above and beyond of what we asked of them."
For the first time in decades — since 1980 to be exact — Nyack has a supermarket downtown.The Nyack Fresh Market officially opens Saturday, although the soft opening was Feb. 20.And at 8:40 a.m., less than two hours after the grocery store opened at 7 a.m., eager customers were already through the doors, pushing carts, perusing and shopping for goods. Nyack resident Laura D'Angelo was one of ...
For the first time in decades — since 1980 to be exact — Nyack has a supermarket downtown.
The Nyack Fresh Market officially opens Saturday, although the soft opening was Feb. 20.
And at 8:40 a.m., less than two hours after the grocery store opened at 7 a.m., eager customers were already through the doors, pushing carts, perusing and shopping for goods. Nyack resident Laura D'Angelo was one of them who was beyond excited to finally have a market here. "It's fabulous," she said. "It's a convenience that's been much needed."
Rochelle Spooner felt the same. She came from Piermont to be there for the market's first day and said she'd gladly travel back. Added Nyack resident Frank Simone, "We needed this. It's been a long time."
Owner Wilson Bermeo said that was the point. A New City resident who also owns three supermarkets in Spring Valley, specifically Spring Valley Supermarket, D & K Produce and Huerto del Eden, as well as Mount Ivy Diner in Pomona, said for too long, there's been a hole downtown, especially as there's so much foot traffic and many people don't have cars. And though it took three years — the space had previously been the long-shuttered Riverspace theater that closed in 2011 after a flood — Bermeo said his goal is to service the community and provide "a little bit of everything for everyone."
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That means wide aisles full of organic and regular produce, fresh seafood, meats, a deli counter, prepared foods, baked goods, household items, gluten-free products, frozen foods as well as wine and beer.
Being from Ecuador — he emigrated from there in 1995 — the store also carries a variety of Latin American products such as Tropicala's queso blanco, La Ricura pupusas de chicharron and crema de Honduras.
Customers will also find a nice selection of pies and cakes, including cheesecake from Junior's and coconut custard pie from Urban Meadow as well as individual cake slices in red velvet, carrot cake, funfetti and more from Ridgefield Park, New Jersey's Palermo Bakery.
"I know there are many cultures and ethnicities here and I want to make sure we have products that appeal to them," said Bermeo. "It's why we wanted to do this soft opening first; so if there's something they think we need or should add, I'm here to listen."
The Fresh Market shirts his staff wear prove his point, reading: "I am here to help you."
So why did it take so long for Nyack to get a market downtown? Nyack village Trustee Marie Lorenzini, who was there early in the morning to welcome and thank Bermeo, said there were a lot of reasons.
Space was one of them. "As grocery stores expanded their goods, more space was needed," explained Mike Hays, president of the Historical Society of the Nyacks. Grand Union, which closed in 1980 and had previously been located where Mainstream Commons is now, eventually moved out to The Hub shopping center with more parking.
The store, said Hays, also held the lease on the building and stipulated that no other grocery store could move into the building, which kept competition out of the downtown market.
At one time, he said Nyack had an A&P next to the YMCA on South Broadway but that went out before the Grand Union closed.
And before that, say a century ago, Nyack had 10 or so grocers at a time, each with a speciality such as meat, fish, flour and canned goods.
Jack Dunnigan, who has lived and worked in Nyack for over 50 years — he owns the iconic Pickwick Book Shop on South Broadway — said it was always interesting to see how other stores (like Koblin's Pharmacy) have, over the years, worked to fill in essentials such as paper products and cleaning supplies. "But to do that big grocery shopping, Nyackers pretty much have to leave town," he said.
Which is why everyone, from the mayor to the shoppers to Roger Cohen, president of the Nyack Chamber of Commerce, consider this opening, in Cohen's words, "a really big deal."
"Certainly, having a grocery store will keep people in town, serve the many new families moving into new apartments here and add to the attraction of living in Nyack as a 'self sufficient' village," he said. "There's also a healthy synergy between the Fresh Market and the Nyack Farmers Market, which is right next door and held every Thursday."
Said Nyack Mayor Don Hammond, "we look forward to their success."
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Social media has been flooded with reports of a strong chemical smell and residue in various Hudson Valley communities. While many believe it could be a result of the Ohio train derailment, the matter is currently under investigation.Residents in Orange, Dutchess and Ulster have all been reporting strange chemical smells and residue left on cars, decks and streets. Some say the odor was "fragrant" and more "sweet s...
Social media has been flooded with reports of a strong chemical smell and residue in various Hudson Valley communities. While many believe it could be a result of the Ohio train derailment, the matter is currently under investigation.
Residents in Orange, Dutchess and Ulster have all been reporting strange chemical smells and residue left on cars, decks and streets. Some say the odor was "fragrant" and more "sweet smelling" than unpleasant. On Friday, Orange County government officials reported that hazmat teams were sent out to several Hudson Valley towns after residents reported "smelling an unusual odor and seeing residue on their cars."
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has joined Orange County Environmental Health staff and local first responders to concentrate their efforts in the New Windsor, Cornwall and Washingtonville areas where the majority of reports have been identified. Residents in Lagrange, Pleasant Valley, Woodstock and other neighboring communities have been leaving anecdotal reports of similar smells and residue. On Friday morning, officials reported that there was no known urgent public health threat.
Late Friday, an update from the DEC stated that the initial investigation revealed that "odors are strongest in Orange County, indicating a localized source." Initial air readings determined that there was "no imminent public health or environmental threat" to the area. However, there has not been enough information to determine the cause.
Some residents were not convinced and pointed to similar reports over the past few days in Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Hudson Valley Weather added fuel to the fire by posting a lengthy explanation of wind patterns from Ohio to the Hudson Valley over the past few days that may have "supported the dispersion of particles towards our region if they were in fact present in the upper atmosphere." The local weather page continued to post more photos and theories inferring that the local situation could be a result of a toxic cloud.
Experts, however, say it's highly unlikely the odor and residue are from Ohio because of the localized nature of the reports. Similar residue discovered in Connecticut is being explained by dust storms in the plains.
Random smells are pretty common in the Hudson Valley but coupled with the residue and similar reports in neighboring states they could be leading many to simply jump to conclusions. Whatever the reason, the DEC is continuing to monitor the situation and concerned residents should contact their local health department if they continue to notice any unusual odors or residue.
Nowadays, the words amusement park automatically brings to mind thoughts of Six Flags Great Adventure but a century ago, New Jersey was actually home to dozens of different amusement parks that drew thousands of visitors and entertained tourists. It is fascinating to think that what can once be iconic can easily fade to nothing. These are the lost amusement parks of New Jersey–are you old enough to remember any of these?Action Park | VernonSo infamous it even got its own Netflix documentary, ...
Nowadays, the words amusement park automatically brings to mind thoughts of Six Flags Great Adventure but a century ago, New Jersey was actually home to dozens of different amusement parks that drew thousands of visitors and entertained tourists. It is fascinating to think that what can once be iconic can easily fade to nothing. These are the lost amusement parks of New Jersey–are you old enough to remember any of these?
Action Park | Vernon
So infamous it even got its own Netflix documentary, Action Park first opened to the public in 1978. The park was known for it's one-of-a-kind water park that attracted thrill seekers from all over the tri-state area. Unfortunately, the park also quickly became infamous for its poor safety record. The combination of poorly designed rides, undertrained staff, and intoxicated guests ultimately led to the deaths of 6 people. Action Park eventually closed in 1996 due to numerous personal injury lawsuits. Under new ownership, Action Park has now been revamped to Mountain Creek–a popular ski resort .
Arcola Amusement Park | Paramus
A very short lived amusement park that was built along the Hudson River trolley line in the Arcola section of Rochelle Park and Paramus in 1926. In its heyday the park featured a roller coaster, carousel, Ferris wheel, a huge swimming pool, a dance pavilion, an auditorium, and a convention hall. Arcola Amusement Park suffered an unfortunate fire that destroyed everything besides its swimming pool in 1929. The swimming pool remained open to the public until the 1970s when it was eventually destroyed by a fire. The property was later sold to Ramada Inn.
Bertrand Island Amusement Park | Lake Hopatcong
Bertrand was an amusement park located right on the water in Lake Hopatcong. The park opened in 1910 and eventually expanded to include a wooden roller coaster, an airplane swing, bumper cars, picnic areas, an arcade, carosel, dance hall, and a cafeteria. Bertrand thrived for over 70 years until competition from other nearby parks forced it to close in 1983. Today the property is home to several townhouses.
Bowcraft Amusement Park | Scotch Plains
A small and charming amusement park that was home to just 21 rides, Bowcraft opened in the 1940s and thrived throughout most of the 20th century. In the 1980s the park saw major expansion and in the 1990s some pretty major movies were filmed here including Mortal Thoughts and North. Eventually though, Bowcraft met its demise in the 21st century likely due to low attendance rates and competition from other amusement parks. The park closed in 2017 and a year later was demolished completely to make way for 200 housing units.
Island Beach Amusement Park | Burlington
Located on an island in the Delaware River between New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Burlington Island was once home to a regional attraction known as Island Beach State Park. Island Beach opened in the summer of 1917 and unfortunately suffered major fire damage during the 1920s. By the 1930s the park was sold to a series of private owners who had high hopes of getting that area back up and running as a family destination but those plans never materialized.
Olympic Park | Irvington
Opened back in 1904, Olympic Park was one of New Jersey's largest amusement parks in the early 20th century. Olympic featured a free circus, roller skating, roller coasters, a carousel, and Venetian swings. The park was also home to a theater, dancing and dining pavilions. The park met an unfortunate demise after the summer of 1965 when the sale of the property fell through. Walt Disney ended up buying the carousel and it can still be found in the Disney World park today near Cinderella's Castle.
Palace Amusements | Asbury Park
One of the oldest amusement parks on this list, Palace opened back in 1888 as an indoor amusement park that could remain open year round. This iconic boardwalk fixture featured a hand-carved carousel, murals, fun houses, a giant arcade, and ferris wheel. Unforunately, the 1970s and 1980s brought a lot of economic turmoil to the city of Asbury and Palace did not have the funds to stay in business any longer. The amusement park went out of business in 1988. The building was eventually demolished completely in 2004.
Palisades Amusement Park | Palisades Park
The Palisades Amusement Park was a massive amusement park built just west of Manhattan over the Hudson River in Cliffside Park and Fort Lee. Opened in 1898, Palisades was at one point the most visited park in the entire country. The park was eventually bought by the owners of Coney Island in the 1930s and continued to thrive through the next few decades due to its popular roller coaster ride and music pavilion. The popularity of Palisades Amusement Park eventually came to an end due to a combination of things like traffic, lack of parking, and a spike in park injuries and deaths. The park permanently closed in 1971 and four high-rise luxury apartments stand on the site of the old amusement park today.