Posted Thursday, June 14, 2007 9:06 AM | Contributed by bobthecoasterguy
The week started with the 44-year-old park posting its rides on a carny auction Web site, Ital International. The real surprise came a few days later, when Carol Albert abruptly announced that the rides were no longer for sale — and that she was desperate to find vacant lots near the fabled Boardwalk to house Astroland for another season or two.
Read more from The Brooklyn Paper.
Thursday, June 14, 2007 10:13 PM
I know the Cyclone will not go but what about the Wonder Wheel and the Parachutte Tower? They too are like landmarks to the bourough of Brooklyn. I hope the new owners keep those around. It just would not be Coney Island without them.
Friday, June 15, 2007 2:39 AM
The Parachute Tower and, I believe, the Wonder Wheel can't go anywhere since they too are national landmarks, and along with the Cyclone are owned by the city.
Friday, June 15, 2007 9:23 AM
We've been over this countless times. Landmark status does not preclude it from being torn down. See: Hotel Breakers at CP.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007 11:39 AM
Wonder Wheel is part of a different park in that area. Does that make a difference in this discussion? Deno's Wonder Wheel Park I think is the name. I haven't been paying 100% attention to this story. Are this park and Astroland both getting all the changes being discussed?