Goodbye Astroland

   This was the scene at 10:57pm last night, as the gates closed at the amusement park for the final time. Unless there is a last minute deal, the rides, already up for sale, will be dismantled and the area turned into another empty lot.

Last Day of Astroland: Afternoon Edition

  It is a beautiful afternoon down at Coney Island for the last day of Astroland. I highly recommend a last minute visit if you have the chance — I am about to jump on the Q train to head back down there.


On the Beach in Queens

  Far Rockaway beach at Fort Tilden is quiet even on Labor Day weekend. Though it’s well worth riding down to the sea, we can’t recommend taking the quicker-looking but mildly traumatic route down Flatbush Avenue. Best to head out via the bike lane next to Ocean Parkway, then cut across East, using the path […]