Newsmakers: Rye Playland deal is ‘win-win situation’
Westchester Executive Rob Astorino called plans to revitalize Rye Playland with new management a "win-win situation" on News 12's Newsmakers this weekend.
Astorino says the proposed management deal for Rye Playland revealed last month is the best chance that the 87-year old park has for being the best it can be. He says the proposed $25 million management deal with New York-based Standard Amusements will give Playland the much-needed facelift that will bring delighted customers flocking back to the aging property.
On this week's Newsmakers, he spoke about why the new deal - to keep parts of the park open year-round, create new rides, and open new restaurants - will succeed, when others, including a former proposed partnership with Sustainable Playland, failed.
"This is more of a public/private partnership, they're going to be working with the community, they are willing to meet with anybody," said Astorino.
County lawmakers have less than 45 days in which to review and approve the new management deal.