Fans fight to save soul of Coney Island as Bloomberg plans move forward

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What Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration terms "revitalization," many Coney Island fans call an agenda to turn a gaudy national treasure into a bland money spinner. Many of the most famous 20th century attractions, like Astroland, have disappeared, leaving a ramshackle, often seedy district in their wake. City council will vote on a rescue plan that critics say will homogenize the character of the area.

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