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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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How Mayor Bloomberg Is Killing Coney Island

In Brooklyn, Dive In, Public Waterfront on July 23, 2009 at 7:14 pm

For well over a century, Coney Island has been a canvas upon which amusement visionaries rendered vivid dreams in bold brushstrokes and garish colors — defining and redefining the way America entertains itself. 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 »

Coney Island Assembles Industry's Big Wheels

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on May 15, 2009 at 1:49 pm

The Cyclone’s riders are still screaming. The Wonder Wheel is still spinning. And folks are still jammed onto the sidewalk awaiting their hot dogs and fries from Nathan’s Famous. Read the rest of this entry »

Poured Walk

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on April 22, 2009 at 2:21 am

Under the rockwalk, we’ll be havin’ some fun . . .

City officials are pushing a plan that would replace the tropical hardwood that supports and covers the 86-year-old Coney Island boardwalk with a 39,600- ton concrete walkway. Read the rest of this entry »

Plans gel for interim Coney Island amusements

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on March 20, 2009 at 9:26 pm

Temporary facility could open in 2010 and run for as many as seven years. Read the rest of this entry »

Coney Island's Astroland vows to close unless new lease signed

In Brooklyn, Dive In on August 30, 2008 at 2:39 pm

The Astroland amusement park, after two years of teetering on extinction, vowed to close its rides for good next week unless a new lease is signed. Read the rest of this entry »

Roller Skaters Revel in a New Rink in the City

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal on August 18, 2008 at 3:56 pm

 

Joshua Lott for The New York Times

Lola Staar’s Dreamland is in the landmark Childs Restaurant building in Coney Island. Read the rest of this entry »

Oceana – a residential resort village off Brighton Beach's main drag

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal on August 15, 2008 at 6:34 pm

On a summer Saturday at Brighton Beach’s Oceana Condominium & Club, Bentleys and Lamborghinis cruised the parking lot, a Russian pro wrestler flirted with skimpy bikini-clad beauties in Chanel sunglasses, and rumors of $1 million condos selling in four hours on Craigslist sent whispers around the oceanfront pool. Read the rest of this entry »

Astroland owner left to sit and spin

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal on August 12, 2008 at 3:44 pm

Coney Island’s historic Astroland will close up for the season in just over a month — and when it does, it may be closing for good. Read the rest of this entry »