I just read on the New York Times that Astroland has been physically dismantled.
Astroland closed last year. The Albert family, which opened the park in 1962, still owns the fixtures but not the land, which it sold. Now, the property must be vacated. It is subject to a rezoning measure and may eventually be redeveloped by Thor Equities, though probably not in the foreseeable future.Rest In Peace, Astroland.
- Blasting Off From the Coney Island Boardwalk, David W. Dunlap and Ann Farmer, City Room, New York Times
Rot In Hell, Thor Equities.
Here are some of my images of Coney Island in recent years.
Scary disco clown
Disturbingly racist bee
"The Future of Coney Island"
Blog PostsEndangered Coney Island Community Gardens, 2008-02-04
Walk Coney Island's endangered Surfside Gardens with Kinetic Carnival, 2008-04-29
Flickr Photo SetsApril 15, 2006
September 4, 2006
September 8, 2007
LinksAstroland Rocket Takes Off From Coney Island, Kinetic Carnival, 2009-01-06
Astroland Rocket from inside Astroland, Gowanus Lounge, 2009-01-08