It's been officially announced - Astroland will close this Sunday.
My sister remembers my father taking us there back in the day...He took us to many amusement parks when we were growing up (i.e. Adventurers Inn in Queens, Rye Playland in Westchester, and the infamous roadtrip from NYC to Walt Disney) and appeared to enjoy them as much as us kids. Unfortunately, I don't remember going to Astroland back then. Maybe I was too young, or maybe it was before my time. Truth is, I still rarely go. But I like the idea of it. And certain rides, like the Cyclone, rock...I always appreciated the sight of those rides from the elevated tracks of the F train as it slowly pulled into that last stop on the line. Nowhere else in New York City is there such a view from a train...
(More photos from Astroland, as well as from my latest trespassing High Line adventure, coming soon...)