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Astroland Death Watch: Signage Edition

January 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment

Astroland, originally uploaded by dietrich.

We got a little caught up in the MLK Day stuff and the inauguration yesterday to take note of a sight that we found especially awful and as depresessing as the removal of the Astroland rocket. Workers have been busy removing the Astroland signs from the Surf Avenue side of the amusement park. Note that the sign is being carefully crated up, so that where ever Astroland is going, it will get there in one piece. There is some irony that our Brooklyn history could end up in Australia or Pakistan and that no one in Brooklyn saw fit to find a way to keep it here. There’s an image of it starting to come down here.

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