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GL Day Ender: Astroland Dies, Jan. 31 2009, Slideshow

February 2nd, 2009 · 5 Comments

Here’s a sampling of the photos we shot on Astroland’s last day. It’s by no means our last Coney story, but definitely our last Astroland pics. There were not a lot of dry eyes in the house as the eviction deadline loomed. The Astroland office, by the way, is now in trailers next to the Cyclone, which it will continue to operate.

Tags: coney island · GL Day Ender

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jack // Feb 2, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    Sad but awesome set.

    So the boardwalk Gregory & Paul’s will still be open? Who will they be serving? The sad and downtrodden?

  • 2 anniep // Feb 2, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    God, this is just tragic. It’ll never be like the real Coney again.

  • 3 deborah matlack // Feb 2, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Fantastic photography of a death scene, thus ends another chapter of Coney Island history. What will the future of Coney bring? Inquiring minds want to know.

  • 4 Dianna // Feb 3, 2009 at 11:37 am

    Looking at these sad photos, I can only think about that last day that Astroland was open. That sunny day when the park was packed with joy and laughter. It was so alive with energy that you absolutely could not believe that this was the end.

    How could the Joe Sitt prematurely take this wonderful park and fantastic aspect of New York City’s history away from us. But more importantly, HOW COULD THE CITY ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN. They COULD have saved Astrland. They could have saved Coney Island. Instead they are destroying it. It is a shameful and needless loss. New Yorkers should be furious and they should hold Bloomberg and his administration responsible.

  • 5 caroline // Mar 16, 2009 at 1:33 pm


    Anyone knows if there is still something to do at the coney island? other than astroland

    if I go there in april will the other things already be open?