Sunday, September 09, 2007

Saving Astroland!

Demonstrators, marching bands, the media, and Coney fanatics will all descend on Astroland today in hopes of persuading developer Thor Equities into a summer's-end decision to give Astroland one more year, for the 2008 season.

On hand will be the Hungry March Band at 6pm. And from 4-6pm, mariachi bands will play. All in support of keeping Coney Island from becoming a blighted area for the next few years if Astroland were to close and not open for the 2008 season.

The demonstration was organized by Community Board 13 Chairman Brian Gotlieb who leads the demonstration as well as starting a petition to save Astroland.

Other posters for Save Astroland demonstration:

Astroland #1: Protest, Rides & Reporters Today [Gowanus Lounge]
Rally to Save Coney Island's Astroland [Gothamist]

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