Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Astroland Star Goes To Washington

As the Astroland Rocket sits perched on an ocean vessel at the Stapleton Homeport in Staten Island, one of Astroland’s stars gets a new home in Washington. One of the stars that greeted guests for over four decades will be donated to the Smithsonian’s National Air & Space Museum by the Alberts, former Astroland Amusement Park owners.

New York Post reported:

The boardwalk park's owners, Carol Hill Albert and Jerome Albert, yesterday revealed a plan to donate to the Smithsonian one of the two 8-foot-high, yellow-and-white-lighted stars that hung from Astroland's front gate for 46 years. The stars were put up in 1963, at the height of the space race, by Dewey Albert, dad of Jerome and founder of Astroland, which closed last year.

No word on what will be happening with the other star. It would be fitting to make it’s way back to Coney Island and stay for future generations to see.

DC Gets Piece fo Coney [New York Post]

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