Posts filed under ‘Brooklyn’
The way Marty Markowitz sees it, the rundown nine-acre park where Coney Island and Brighton Beach meet is ripe for a sparkling transformation.
Residents fear a planned 5,000-seat amphitheater would draw too many visitors and change the quiet character of the park. (NY Times)
Zamperla USA, which operates Victorian Gardens, the popular kiddie park at Wollman Rink in Central Park, has won the bid to set up shop on a 7-acre chunk of land that includes the site of the now-shuttered Astroland. (more…)
Developer Toll Brothers has been hit with a multimillion- dollar lawsuit charging it reneged on a contract to buy land along the polluted Gowanus Canal after the feds moved to make the waterway a Superfund site. (more…)
A Park Slope man thinks he knows how to take the stink out of the Gowanus — and he’s aiming to teach the city just how to do it. (more…)
Brooklyn was supposed to get its first Whole Foods store back in 2008, but the site chosen was so contaminated the supermarket was never built. Now, some plans are moving forward for the location, although not exactly the one first proposed. NY1′s Jeanine Ramirez filed the following report. (more…)
New boardwalk, same as the old Boardwalk.
Newly rebuilt chunks of the famed Coney Island Boardwalk are already starting to fall apart, advocates said. (more…)
In 2004, the Domino Sugar refinery that occupied five blocks along the Brooklyn waterfront in Williamsburg for more than 150 years shut down, joining the neighboring brick factories as remnants of the area’s industrial past. (more…)
The federal defense-spending bill that passed Congress earlier this month contains good news for Fort Hamilton. (more…)
It sounds crazy, but these guys say the best beach weather on Coney Island comes in January. (more…)
Borough President Marty Markowitz’s drive to build his new $64 million “Coney Island Center” at Asser Levy Seaside Park will not go forward until an environmental assessment is done. (more…)
New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the disposition and development of a vacant 1.1 million-square-foot warehouse building, known as Federal Building #2, in the vibrant industrial waterfront area of Sunset Park, Brooklyn. (more…)
While underway aboard the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s vessel Hayward, the Army Corps hosted a group of waterfront leaders, including congressional representatives and other key-decision makers from over 20 organizations, during a New York & New Jersey Harbor inspection that included traveling up the Hudson River. (more…)
While the mayor introduced the city to the new head of the city’s Department of Environmental Protection this week, Caswell F. Holloway IV has been a familiar face to those concerned about the future of the Gowanus Canal for several months. (more…)
It’s the scramble for Coney Island.
The competition to build a new amusement park at the faded seaside mecca has reached a fever pitch as a who’s who of amusement operators work to put together proposals by a Dec. 18 deadline. (more…)
Ahoy, Coney Island! The city is looking at three sites around the neighborhood that could one day become a new commuter ferry’s port o’ call. (more…)
I don’t know their names or how many there are, but one can bet that there were some city employees who unexpectedly spent last weekend getting ready for a trip. (more…)
Michael Bloomberg, narrowly elected this month for a third term as New York’s mayor, is to sign a $95.6m cheque on the city’s behalf to ensure the future of the mother of all fairground resorts at Coney Island. (more…)
After a year of ultimatums, threats and stop-and-go talks, the Bloomberg administration has agreed to pay $95.6 million to a developer for seven acres in the heart of Coney Island, (more…)
The city is now set to buy nearly seven acres of land at Coney Island from a Manhattan development firm, for more than $95-million. (more…)
This month, Atair Aerospace Inc. will close its two Red Hook locations and move into a 10,300-square-foot space in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. (more…)