Posts tagged ‘Coney Island’
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)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
That’s one expensive weenie. (more…)
This summer, for the first time in more than 45 years, Carol Hill Albert looked out across West 10th Street and didn’t see the familiar lights of Astroland Amusement Park dancing over Surf Avenue. (more…)
The Wildlife Conservation Society, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and City Councilman Domenic M. Recchia, Jr. announced today a 10-year initiative to transform the WCS New York Aquarium. (more…)
Would “The Warriors” recognize the Coney Island of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s dreams? (more…)
Coney Island’s Dreamland is back for one last weekend. (more…)
Coney Island’s brassy bell is back. (more…)
Here’s an idea for cash-strapped New York City: Redevelop Coney Island – that oasis of fun for generations of city dwellers – and build up its tax base. (more…)
The city is closing beaches in Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island on Friday because of fears that Hurricane Bill will pound the shores with dangerous surf. (more…)
The real estate firm Thor Equities closed today the Dreamland amusement park at Coney Island, Brooklyn due to missed rent payments. (more…)
A new audio walking tour of Coney Island is now available through the Coney Island History Project. (more…)