They Might Sell Off Hoffman’s Playland in Latham – Richie’s Rhyming Editorial [AUDIO]
It has been an institution in the Albany area for many, many decades. We took our son there meny times, and I have the old videos to prove it -(somewhere !!) I'm sure you do too. Everyone's pretty riled up about it, so I thought it needed a "battle cry".
I keep hearing in my head the song that emanates out of the speakers of a typical carousel. We used to ride that thing every summer when Ben was growing up. There was also the little train that would circle the property. We crammed ourselves into those seats on many occasions too. Great times, and I know for a fact that we weren't alone!
The issue of Hoffman's possibly being sold off was covered recently in the Business Review. I don't know about you, but it certainly captured MY attention, as well as a gentleman from Niskayuna who set up a Facebook page. That's all well and good, but they need a song to go with it, so I'm throwing my hat in the ring. Here it is with lyrics to follow