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Rumors of Astroland's Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

A new chapter has been written in the tale of Coney Island's redevelopment?the epic saga of our times not involving Frank Gehry. Up until now, everyone has been operating under the assumption that this summer would be the last for Astroland as we know it. Not so fast! Er, we said that already. After teasing us by hinting at an 11th-hour deal that would keep the amusement park around a bit longer, the Post drops the knowledge that Astroland will be in operation next summer as well. Of course, Thor Equities has to be compensated for allowing the extension, but the one lesson we can take away from this is perhaps that whole Coney Island time share thing is going to take a little bit longer to get off the ground than previously thought. But otherwise, see you on the Top Spin 'round Labor Day '08!
· Astroland Will Thrill Until '09 [NYP]
· Thor Unveils Coney Island 2.2, Without Condos [Curbed]