Thursday, October 25, 2007

Reprieve for Astroland

The world-renowned Astroland amusement park has a new lease on life.

The venerable Coney Island institution, which appeared doomed after its Labor Day closing, will instead reopen for one more season next year under a deal announced Wednesday with the developer behind the neighborhood's planned $2 billion makeover.

Coney Island's Astroland gets new lease on life

Coney Island's Astroland will stay open one more season


Anonymous said...


The Cyclone roller coaster
and the parachute jump tower
are both designated NYC Landmarks.

The latter was moved to Coney Island
from the 1939 World's Fair.

Anonymous said...

astro-land is cool, unlike astro-turf -- which rots!

Anonymous said...

Wonder Wheel is an Individual Landmark, too.

Anonymous said...

If only Queens' own Eiffel Tower in Flushing Meadows were landmarked. Coney Island is lucky, without landmarking their tower would have simply been let to rust away.

Anonymous said...

I hope Astroland gets more than a one year reprieve. What memories.
The whole theme park should be landmarked. What is wrong with this city? Don't we have any respect for our past?
Fix it up.... clean it up.... and they will come.

Anonymous said...

went to the NY Post link but changed my mind about reading the article, even though I was interested in the topic. There were just too many confounded ads on the web page, blinking on and off and extending into the body of the article. Advertisements are fine but this is just too much.

Anonymous said...

Al Capone got his start in Coney Island
working as a bouncer
at the Harvard Club owned by Frankie Uale
(pronounced Yale).

Ivy League "GANGSTA"!