Thor Equities boss Joe Sitt just keeps caving to the carny lobby — extending leases along the boardwalk, possibly preserving Astroland for another summer — all the while his ambitious Coney Island renaissance scheme remains on the backburner.
Can't a developer catch a break?
This week's Brooklyn Paper keeps piling on, with more Sitt-ripping comments from Yale-educated freak-show operator Dick Zigun:
The so-called mayor of Coney Island, Dick Zigun, last week sent a formal denouncement of the developer to city decision-makers. In the letter, Zigun, the founder of the Coney Island Museum and the popular Mermaid Parade, called Sitt a “bully.”
Zigun has his own gripe with Sitt, accusing him of backing out of [a] deal to sell Zigun a historic Surf Avenue building for a new home for the Coney Island Museum.
“I am totally outraged,” Zigun said about his dealings with Sitt. “He told me and the city for a year and a half that he would work to preserve the character of Coney Island and save this building, and now he is not.”
What, Thor Equities not follow through on its stated goals? Somebody better inform the folks at Albee Square.