WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane On The Story
The latest numbers suggest the losses will continue this summer.
Attendance this July was off by about 5 percent from last year, according to numbers the parks department reported to the County Board of Legislators.
But the board rejected Astorino’s veto of a children’s museum at Playland.
A panel has narrowed proposals for the future of Playland from about a dozen to three and the county is negotiating with companies that are looking to operate the Rye landmark.
“In the broad sense of a park, we can do a lot of things creatively, and use our imagination, bringing in some private companies to work with the county, and make some money, and I think that’s going to be a win, win for the taxpayer, and for the patron that goes to Playland,” Astorino told Murnane.
A decision on the park’s future is expected by mid-September.
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