Posted Tuesday, September 4, 2007 10:34 AM | Contributed by Jeff
It's been a roller-coaster year for the owner of Coney Island's Astroland amusement park. Carol Albert sold the venerable attraction last November to a developer and braced for a long, difficult goodbye. But then talks started to bring the park and its 370 employees back for one more year. Hopes were raised, then dashed. Now, with Astroland possibly wrapping up its last Labor Day weekend after 45 years on the boardwalk — the season ends Sept. 9 — Albert is hoping for a last-minute deal to resurrect its bumper cars and the 275-foot Astrotower for 2008.
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The property's price inflated when the developement talks started. The sale alledgedly went through, and of course, new owners need to recoup their mortgage payments, and $180,000 will not equate to interest on $100,000,000. I wish I could stretch a buck like that.
Out with THOR, then only the Cyclone and Bowery for a few seasons, then in with Tivoli. Maybe.
06/13/1991 it was named an NYC Historic Landmark
06/25/1991 it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
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