Posts tagged ‘Asser Levy Park’
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)
Coney Island residents protested loudly yesterday against a planned 5,000-seat outdoor arena in Asser Levy Park they say will create excessive noise and disrupt services at the nearby Seaview Jewish Center.
About 100 people protested the $64 million arena, proposed by Brooklyn Beep Marty Markowitz, carrying signs reading, “Marty’s Free Concerts are Not Worth the Price.”
By C.J. SULLIVAN
New York Post
The 3.5ha project in Asser Levy Park is part of a major regeneration of Coney Island, formerly a favourite holiday and day trip resort for residents from the New York area. (more…)
Borough President Markowitz’s pet project — a major concert venue in Coney Island that would be a physical legacy of his two (and perhaps three) terms in office — crashed into neighborhood opposition from critics who say it will be too big and too loud. (more…)
Jones Beach and the PNC Bank Arts Center could soon be facing stiff competition from Coney Island in attracting A-list acts, but the cost to taxpayers will be steep – $64 million. (more…)