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Old Posted Apr 3, 2007, 11:43 AM
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April 3, 2007

It's not quite game over for Coney Island's fabled Astroland Park.

Developer Joe Sitt, who bought the 3.1-acre summer amusement park to incorporate into his planned, glitzy, Vegas-style complex, told The Post he's "willing to keep Astroland open" - or some form of it - for at least the 2008 summer season if his project is delayed.

"The last thing I want is for Coney Island to go dark," said Sitt.

On Sunday, Astroland opened for what was expected to be its final season, with Sept. 8 as its scheduled last day.

The developer and City Hall remain at odds over whether Sitt's firm, Thor Equities, should get the green light to include luxury condos in its proposed $2 billion, 10-acre, year-round entertainment project. Without the condos, the developer says the project doesn't make fiscal sense.

The Astroland sale has no effect on the park's most popular ride - the landmarke Cyclone roller coaster.
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