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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