Astorino: Playland is not Your Plaything

In 1928, Playland opened. It was a grand day. There’s a video of the festivities here. Take a few minutes to go back 89 years. It’s worth the watch. Of course a lot has changed in from the early 20th century to the early 21st century, but the core idea, a place where working families… Continue reading Astorino: Playland is not Your Plaything

Saving Our Parks: The Kensico Ice Rink

Remember back in 2011 when Rob Astorino used his media connections to tell constituents that Playland needed “saving”? He ignored the fact that Playland always paid for itself. That, according to a 2009 County-funded assessment, Playland boosted local businesses. The County Executive told us giving Playland away to a private company would save more taxes.… Continue reading Saving Our Parks: The Kensico Ice Rink