Posts tagged ‘Asser Levy Park’

Clash Over Plans for a Brooklyn 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)


February 11, 2010 at 8:08 pm Leave a comment


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.”

New York Post

May 18, 2009 at 3:52 pm Leave a comment

Grimshaw reveals $32 million Coney Island amphitheatre

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…)

April 9, 2009 at 5:45 pm Leave a comment

Asser Levy Us Alone!

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…)

January 25, 2009 at 4:37 pm Leave a comment


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…)

November 25, 2008 at 8:50 pm Leave a comment

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