Astroland Packs It In (Updated)


Last week the Post held out hope for Coney Island’s Astroland, reporting that councilmember Dominic Recchia “said the mayor ‘is committed to bringing back'” the venerable amusement park. This news “shocked” Astroland operator Carol Albert, as well it might have: Gowanus Lounge today shows photos of Astroland being dismantled this weekend. “Those containers you see at the right,” GL helpfully notes, “are shipping containers — the kinds that are put on trucks or trains or loaded onto ships at container ports.” NY1 reported on Friday that Albert’s operation may relocate to Australia, and that the city still wants to “run rides” of an indeterminate sort in the vacated Astroland space. (Update: Much more from Neil deMause here.)