9/05/2008

Astroland's Last Day Open is this Sunday.

So in response to my earlier post, former Astroland owner Carol Albert did not receive her lease from Thor Equities yesterday and true to her word has thrown in the towel, rather than shut the park as usual in October this Sunday is the last day for Astroland as we know it. In a word - sad. (and why the hell did she sell it?!)

6 comments:

natasha said...

Well the Cyclone and Wonder Wheel are staying atleast :)

Lisanne McT said...

That's true...hope the rest doesnt turn into a chain type of amusement park...time marches on I suppose.

MaryRuth said...

Well, I guess I'll never get to see Coney Island. Sure hope some of the stuff can be saved, like signs, etc.

Lisanne McT said...

as Natasha said the wonderwheel (the huge ferris wheel that my 75 year old father remembers going on as a kid), the cyclone and the stratosphere will still be there, as well as the uber cool coney island usa which hosts old carny type things like flea circuses and moustasche contests as well as their regular freakshow performances so it is still worth visiting but its a shame that this developer and our Mayor invision mall stores and hotels while forgetting that it still takes an hour to get there from manhattan via subway and just as long by car. i see it as an atlantic city situation in the making...sad.

Kathi said...

I like his smile

Joergen Geerds said...

It is sad to see it go away, I hope the replacement wont be too garish. Never the less, I shot a homage to the end of Astroland as we know it: newyorkpanorama.com/2008/09/12/good-bye-coney-island-astroland/