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Is the ride at Coney Island really over this time?

This summer could mark the end of Coney Island's historic Astroland amusement park. But years of back-and-forth bickering among a developer, city officials and ride operators over the park's future leaves residents wondering if the closure threat is real this time. The owner of Astroland, near the Brooklyn boardwalk, says she'll shut down Sunday for good if the landowner doesn't offer a two-year lease. Carol Albert, who sold the land in 2006 to Joseph Sitt's Thor Equities, says park employees need more job security. "They're emotional wrecks _ it's hard to live on a precipice like this," says Albert, adding that several workers resigned...

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