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Save Astroland MAS Urges City, Locals Still Oppose Columbia Expansion

coney island astroland rocketMAS President Kent Barwick released a statement yesterday urging the City to save Astroland; the amusement park announced yesterday that it will close forever this Sunday, unable to negotiate an extension on their lease with Thor Equities (New York Times; New York Post; Bloomberg.com).

The MASterwork award winning Diane von Furstenberg Studio Headquarters boasts one of the most spectacular and technologically advanced skylights in the city (New York Sun)

In other news, the final hearing of the State Economic Development Corporation yesterday on the proposed Columbia University expansion again revealed the opposition between local business owners and the local development corporation (New York Times); one major remaining landowner, Nick Sprayregen of Tuck-it-Away Storage is preparing for a legal battle (New York Observer)

Manhattan Community Board 3 is considering green, alternative transporation links (Villager)