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Coney Island redevelopment plan attracts 50 amusement park companies from seven countries

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on December 8, 2009 at 6:59 pm

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. Read the rest of this entry »

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City floats Coney Island ferry service

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on November 21, 2009 at 8:59 pm

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. Read the rest of this entry »

After Coney Island Deal, Sitt Also Holds Red Hook Cards

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on November 17, 2009 at 6:11 pm

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Seeking Revival, City to Buy Land in Coney Island

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on November 12, 2009 at 3:35 pm

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, Read the rest of this entry »

NYC Buys 7 Acres of Coney Island

In Brooklyn, Dive In, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on November 12, 2009 at 3:15 pm

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Developer: NY can't renew Coney Island without him

In Brooklyn, Dive In, Public Waterfront on July 22, 2009 at 1:35 am

Two New York City Council committees have voted in favor of a Coney Island renewal plan spearheaded by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Read the rest of this entry »

At Coney Island, the Little Engine That Could

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on July 15, 2009 at 9:42 pm

The other day at Coney Island, a lazy summer rain was dampening the Boardwalk. The morning shift at Ruby’s — four old men — was annoyed, complaining about the weather and muttering obscenities into their beer. A couple of tourists stumbled past the freak show, dragging their chubby children and their dashed hopes for a sunny day behind them. The seagulls seemed unusually depressed. They hovered near the jetty, then fell like sacks of laundry into the sea. Read the rest of this entry »

The Education of Joe Sitt

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on July 10, 2009 at 2:17 am

The tone of a City Council hearing last week on Mayor Bloomberg’s major Coney Island redevelopment plans was music to Joe Sitt’s ears. Read the rest of this entry »

Coney Island keeper

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on June 30, 2009 at 3:12 pm

Thor Equities’ Joe Sitt gives city a ride for its money Read the rest of this entry »

Mayor Bloomberg make final bid for Coney Island property

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on April 22, 2009 at 1:56 am

Mayor Bloomberg has made his final offer.

Talks to buy coveted property standing in the way of a city plan to redevelop Coney Island have come to a halt. Read the rest of this entry »