Coney Island Rollercoaster
January 20th, 2009

The city’s plan for Coney Island has not even been officially released yet — that’s to take place this afternoon — but opposition is already building.

A message on Coney Island.com says, “This process will determine whether Coney Island remains an amusement park or if it will become another shopping mall filled with retail, high rise buildings and hotels.” The message urges New Yorkers to make their preference known by showing up at today’s presentation. ” We want to put the city on notice that people are paying attention, and that we won’t let their plan be pushed through the zoning process without opposition,” the message says.

The Brooklyn Paper notes that Coney Island’s principal landowner, Joe Sitt of Thor Equities, opposes the city plan. And Dick Zigun of Coney Island USA, complained, the city is ” not doing what they could do to preserve truly historic structures.

Today’s release sets off a lengthy approval process. Next stop, the local community board.

By on January 20, 2009, 9:29 am
In category: Community Development,Land Use,Waterfront | 2 Comments »

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2 Responses to “Coney Island Rollercoaster”

  1. JoeS Says:
    January 20th, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    Of course we at Whor Equities do not agree with the City’s plan. WE want to destroy Coney Island! We were there first! No fair.

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    March 27th, 2013 at 6:59 am

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