Summer may have ended last week, but the folks at Coney Island wish it could continue all year long. Thanks to the new Luna Park and some of the best weather anyone can remember, they’re bragging about one of the strongest seasons since Steeplechase Park closed almost half a century ago.
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Gowanus Lounge has the text of Dick Zigun’s resignation letter from the Coney Island Development Corporation. The Mayor of Coney Island is rather peeved at the Bloomberg administration’s current plan for the amusement mecca. As he told my colleague Eliot Brown in May, "The new plan sucks."
Mr. Zigun elaborates in his Read More
Mermaids, hula-hooping transvestites, scantily-dressed burlesque dancers, tattooed carnies, and a host of other Coney Island characters took their act over the bridge last night to raise money for Coney Island U.S.A., a 29-year-old, nonprofit arts program that supports the amusement park’s mainstream underbelly.
If Memorial Day was not approaching, the good-naturedly lascivious scene inside Read More
The Bloomberg administration is getting squeezed from all sides with its Coney Island plan, as its most recent proposal is taking fire from both advocates of the historic amusement hub and the area’s major landholder, Joseph Sitt.
Key advocates who once rallied behind the Bloomberg administration are now coming out strongly against the city’s Read More
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 Read More