Help Save Coney Island
As someone with an interest in New York City history, development and preservation (and we hope as a reader of this site that you are), you might be aware of the current situation in Coney Island. To make a complicated issue simple, there’s currently a major debate about the future of Coney Island – Thor Equities (a development company) has purchased huge tracts of land in the area, and the City Planning Commission is proposing a radical rezoning to encourage economic redevelopment. Like it or not, change is coming to Coney – the question is what kind of change.
Save Coney Island, a grassroots neighborhood organization dedicated to revitalizing the amusement district and the surrounding neighborhood, has put together some terrific materials about the plan and what you can do to help fix it. At the very least, please sign this petition to show your support for this fantastically New York place.