Coney Island's Astroland is reportedly closing for good next week unless a new lease is signed. The amusement park's lawyer says the landmark will close forever Thursday at 1 p.m. SEE THURSDAY UPDATE BELOW
The NY Post reported on August 30 that "Longtime operator Carol Albert sent a recent letter to lawyers for the site's landlord, controversial Brooklyn developer Joe Sitt, threatening to shut down the 46-year-old amusement park if she doesn't get a two-year lease extension by Sept. 4."
The Gowanus Lounge reported more than a week ago that the Astroland rides were listed for sale.
THURSDAY UPDATE: The Brooklyn Eagle reports that it's all over. Carol Albert — whose family has owned the Brooklyn amusement park for almost a half century — says she has told employees it will permanently close on Sunday. Story here.
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