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Hoffman Playland’s last ride set for September

Coveted Route 9 land to be redeveloped

Brooke O'Brien and daughter Mia, 6, of Troy, ride the Paratrooper at Hoffman's Playland in Latham on Tuesday. This is the last season Hoffman's will remain open for business.
Brooke O'Brien and daughter Mia, 6, of Troy, ride the Paratrooper at Hoffman's Playland in Latham on Tuesday. This is the last season Hoffman's will remain open for business.
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Running an amusement park has always been a labor of love for David and Ruth Hoffman. And while they still have the love, they’ve grown tired of the labor. So says Albany County Executive Dan McCoy on the Hoffmans’ decision to close Hoffman’s Playland for good after this season. The Hoffmans set off a wave of local nostalgia last year when they announced they were hoping to retire soon and close their beloved Latham amusement ...


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tonijean613
July 9, 2014
4:55 a.m.

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More Rt 9 Development will not be good for the area- RT 9 is already a nightmare to navigate- and we don't need to look at more paved parking lots. At the very least,
I hope they have the forsight to put parking behind and out of site- Capital District
needs to look to New England and their walkable Town Centers for appealing redevelopment. We don't need more Central Ave and a return to strip malls. Unfortunately, its always profit before people and asthetics. The Playland is at least a family friendly and community building activity.

wmarincic
July 9, 2014
7:04 a.m.

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I took my grandson there last night. What a perfect place for those little kids. Most of the rides were perfect for a toddler and he had a great time. I'm gonna miss the place and wish someone else could keep it open.

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