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The quirky seaside expanse of Coney Island, which draws visitors from throughout the U.S. seeking out its colorful rides and freaky entertainers, may soon be losing one of its key attractions.

Astroland Amusement Park could be open for one of its last summers, said Carol Albert, who owns and operates the park along with her husband. The land underneath the park has been sold to a new developer, but Albert said she hopes to keep Astroland open for another year.

The lease is currently set to expire January 30, and Astroland closes for the season on Sunday, September 9. Read full article »

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