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Westchester Lawmaker Proposes New 30/30 Playland Deal

County Board of Legislators Chairman Michael Kaplowitz
County Board of Legislators Chairman Michael Kaplowitz Photo Credit: Brian Donnelly

RYE, N.Y. -- Westchester County, and the company it is working with to revamp Playland, would each fork over $30 million under a new deal being floated by the county Board of Legislators' chairman, according to a report on

The county has been considering a plan to spend $58 million on the aging Rye amusement park, while the company, Standard Amusements, would invest about $28 million, the report said.

County Board Chairman Michael Kaplowitz, who said his staff studied the impacts of different taxpayer investments, told that he was optimistic that the new proposal, while still rough, had a good chance at success.

Some lawmakers have bridled over the deal's length, and the price tag.

As it stands now, the deal contains some 11 capital improvement projects, including the restoration of historic rides like the Dragon Coaster, multiple media reports said.

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