Coney Island

E-BULLETIN: East Village Historic District, OpEd about Legislation, Tours, Movies and More!

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL October 2012, Volume 9, Number 2 A New Historic District for the East Village   On Tuesday, the LPC designated the East Village/Lower East Side Historic District as New York City’s 109th historic district. Encompassing 330 buildings and centered largely around Second Avenue between East 2nd to East 7th […]

Statement on the Proposed Park Place Historic District

Statement of the Historic Districts Council Before the Landmarks Preservation Commission Regarding the Proposed Park Place Historic District October 26, 2010 The Historic Districts Council is the citywide advocate for New York’s historic neighborhoods. In the course of fulfilling our mission, we are regularly contacted by community organizations who wish to gain preservation protection for […]

Coney Island Saved?

From Crain’s New York Bloomberg unveils Coney Island planNovember 08. 2007 3:32PMBy: Kira Bindrim The rezoning would create a 15-acre outdoor amusement park east of Keyspan Park, thwarting plans by developer Thor Equities to build condominiums on the land. Department of City Planning Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Thursday unveiled a rezoning plan for Coney Island […]

Coney Island: Thor Threatens to Flatten Museum

Zigun: Zip for SittBy Ariella CohenThe Brooklyn Paper Coney Island developer Joe Sitt is being accused of backing out of a deal to save a historic Coney Island building, and has enraged a key supporter of his planned $1.5-billion, 10-acre beachfront makeover in the process. Dick Zigun, a board member of the city’s Coney Island […]

Coney Island Historic Sites to be demolished?

Coney Island history may get razed By Ryan Chatelain, amNewYork Associate July 25, 2007 For photos:,0,855531.photogallery?coll=am-local-headlines Coney Island’s oldest standing structure and the building where Harpo Marx made his stage debut in 1908 are among the historic sites endangered by a controversial makeover planned for the storied peninsula. The Grasshorn building, built in […]

Save Coney Island Demonstration Tomorrow

The Gowanus Lounge: Save Coney Island Demonstration Details Save Coney Island Demonstration Tomorrow“Join us on the steps of City Hall in Manhattan as we protest Thor Equities’ proposal to build high rise, luxury condos in heart of the Amusement District in Coney Island. Help us to create a grand spectacle to exemplify the true spirit […]

Let’s Rip It Down First, then plan it – Coney Island Redevelopment

From Courier-Life 02/01/2007Amusement demolition part of ‘growing pains’ – While buildings are being torn down, post-construction jobs are being createdBy Stephen Witt Fencing debris lays torn down as Thor Equities tore down part of the amusement area last week to make way for the redevelopment of Coney Island.Such mainstay Coney Island amusements as the go-cart […]

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