Astroland rides taken off the market

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.

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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
bobthecoasterguy's avatar 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
Jeff's avatar 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
ChicagoCoasterCub's avatar 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?

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