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Westchester celebrates reopening of Playland with historic rides restored

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vahbdgo6gUk “We had a fabulous weekend at Playland. The weather was perfect for going to the amusement park , perfect for going to a beach,...

Westchester legislators approve Playland operating agreement with Standard Amusements

The Westchester County Board of Legislators voted 13-4 to approve the settlement with Standard Amusements that allows Standard to become the operator of the...

Parks Foundation lays out concerns about Playland deal

While making it plain that it’s not against the concept of Westchester County bringing in a private company to manage the Playland Amusement Park,...

Westchester County and Standard Amusements reach agreement on Playland

After a fight that had been taking place in public and in court, Westchester County and Standard Amusements have agreed to end their contract...

Playland closed this summer, but with an asterisk

Westchester County Executive George Latimer announced Tuesday afternoon that the amusement park portion of Playland in Rye will not open this season due to...

Westchester County seeking operator for Playland restaurant

The county requires that those making a proposal have at least 10 years of continuous experience as an owner and operator of a food concession or restaurant business with annual gross sales of more than $2.5 million.

Westchester County sets tourism record; Playland attendance up

Natasha Caputo, director of the tourism and film office, characterized the county as reaching new heights and demonstrating that “the collective efforts between our tourism partners are paying off.”

Standard Amusements sues Westchester for canceling Playland contract

Standard Amusements LLC is asking a federal court to reinstate a contract that was terminated May 28 by Westchester County that allowed it to take over operation of Playland.

Westchester County says Standard Amusements is in ‘irreparable breach’ of Playland...

The Business Journal obtained a copy of the letter that states that Standard Amusements for months failed to cure material breaches of the contract and did not engage in good faith negotiations with the county.

Would-be Playland operator Standard Amusements files bankruptcy 

Standard Amusements LLC, which had been awarded a contract under the administration of former Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino to take over operation of...

Standard Amusements, which had been in line to take over Playland,...

Standard Amusements stated in the filing that it has spent more than $9 million under the agreement regarding Playland, including certain nonrefundable deposits paid to the county, without receiving a dollar in return on its investment.

Latimer confident county can succeed in running Playland

“We'll find out soon enough who's going to be running the park in 2020, but for right now it's our duty and obligation to run it in 2019,” the Westchester county executive said.

Standard Amusements goes on offensive in Playland contract dispute

The company accused the county executive of mismanaging the park, refusing to negotiate, disregarded $20 million in increased funding, and consistently pursuing a path to litigation.

County cancels Playland deal; Standard says it still is interested

Standard Amusements said that it has worked for nine years and spent more than $10 million on Playland.

Children’s Museum expanding at Playland

The museum occupies what had been a long-abandoned bathhouse on the boardwalk, overlooking a prime section of the Playland beach.