Astroland Closes, McCarren Pool on Ice
September 8th, 2008, 10:04 am
Astroland closed Sunday (New York Times); upon the announcement last week, MAS urged the City to bring Astroland and landowner Thor Equities back to the table to renegotiate a lease (Brooklyn Daily Eagle). Twenty of the amusement park’s rides are already posted for sale online (New York Post).
The new facilities at McCarren Pool will also include a skating rink (New York Sun); last week it was reported that there would be a small performance space as well. The Landmarks Preservation Commission will vote on the proposed renovation tomorrow (The Real Deal).
In other news, New York is shedding its brick skin for glass. New York Magazine takes a look at the changing skyline.
Preservation architect and managing partner at Beyer Blinder Belle, Frederick Bland joins the Landmarks Preservation Commission; MAS endorsed his appointment (Architect’s Newspaper)
The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen building on West 44th Street is selling its air rights, allowing a tower on 43rd Street and Fifth Avenue to rise to 54 stories (New York Times).