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History of the Parachute Jump: The Brooklyn Eiffel Tower!

The Parachute Jump in Coney Island-Brooklyn, NY

Since I named the publishing company for my book legacy project, ‘Parachute Jump Publishing’ I thought you might want to learn a little about the Parachute Jump in Coney Island. It’s dubbed ‘the Brooklyn Eiffel Tower’ and it’s a 262 foot structure.

The Parachute Jump was originally built for the 1939 World’s Fair in Queens and it was moved to Coney Island in 1941.  It stopped operating as a ride in 1968.  Riders used to be hoisted up by a cable system and dropped in a parachute for less than 20 seconds.

One couple got married on this ride. On August 25, 1940 was the wedding of Arno Rudolphi and Ann Hayward.  The wedding party and band looked on from other parachutes.  The couple wed, kissed and parachuted down as husband and wife!

The Parachute Jump has been seen in many feature films, starting with Mr. & Mrs. Smith in 1941 (set in the World’s Fair). It also was featured heavily in the Oscar-nominated Little Fugitive(1953). Much later it appeared in 2000’s Requiem for a Dream, 2002’s Two Weeks Notice and the 1998 Spike Lee movie He Got Game. It can also be seen on the back of Cyndi Lauper’s She’s So Unusual album.

Recently, the Parachute Jump got a 2 million dollar upgrade with 8000 LED lights and it’s reportedly so bright that it can be seen from outer space!

It is very beautiful when lit up in all its colors and now they even installed speakers so it plays music and people can dance.  To me, the Parachute Jump represents the magic of Coney Island-both its history and its growth.

The Cancer Path Link

I now have a site just for my cancer path books,  So the full cancer path blog has moved here, but below you can see the latest excerpts!

Even thought the 4 books I will be publishing about my cancer path will be a part of my Legacy books, I felt they deserved a site for themselves.

Please check out the new site and let me know what you think.

Thank you,


When Mars Women Date Link

I now have a site just for When Mars Women Date.  So this blog has moved here, but below you can see the excerpts of my latest blogs!

The amount of interest this new book has generated has lead me to believe that it would be best to set up a whole community, with newsletters, teleclasses, counseling and more.

So please bookmark the new site and sign-up for the When Mars Women Date Newsletter to stay in the loop.

Thank you,



Dr. Paulette Kouffman Sherman is a Licensed Psychologist with concentrations in school psychology and family therapy.  She is a certified empowerment coach, an author, teacher and speaker.  She has worked as a healer in a variety of settings including high schools, universities, hospitals, partial programs, nursing homes, group and private psychotherapy practices and nursery lab schools.

Dr. Sherman specializes in relationship issues and is the author of ‘Dating From the Inside Out: How to Use the Law of Attraction in Matters of the Heart’ published by Atria Books. She’s also the Director of My Dating School in New York City ( )and has been a frequent speaker at The Learning Annex. Dr. Sherman writes a column as the NY Love Examiner, and has been an expert on the CBS Early Show, the AM Northwest Early Show and the Curtis Sliwa show on 77WABC. She has been quoted as a relationship expert in over 30 outlets such as, USA Weekend, the NY Post, Crains, Newsweek,, More,,, FoxBusiness, Better Homes & Gardens, Reader’s Digest, Redbook, Glamour, Forbes, Woman’s Day, Metro newspapers, Men’s Health, True Story, Seventeen and Complete Woman’ magazines, and The New York Times.

Today Dr. Sherman is the owner of Parachute Jump Publishing, which publishes “books that inspire you to love more!”  Her goal is to leave a legacy of books that help readers live lives they love, while expressing their authentic selves and forming meaningful, loving relationships.

Please support this count-down life-time goal of leaving at least 22 books behind as a legacy.