New York City to buy 7 acres in Coney Island

Posted Wednesday, November 11, 2009 9:41 PM | Contributed by bobthecoasterguy

After a year of ultimatums, threats and stop-and-go talks, the Bloomberg administration has agreed to pay $95.6 million to Joseph J. Sitt of Thor Equities for seven acres in the heart of Coney Island, according to executives on both sides of the negotiations. It is a crucial step forward for the city’s vision of turning the faded and mostly dormant seaside amusement district into an exciting destination reminiscent of its heyday.

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