NYC planning commission approves rezoning for Coney Island

Posted Wednesday, June 17, 2009 11:44 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The New York City Planning Commission unanimously approved Mayor Bloomberg's 47-acre rezoning plan for Coney Island -- one officials say would preserve the area's dwindling amusement industry while also bringing 4,500 new apartments. The plan, pending council approval, calls for creating a new 9-acre outdoor amusement park off the famous boardwalk. The new park would be part of a 27-acre "entertainment and amusement district" that would also include indoor rides, games and other entertainment and high-rise hotels.

Read more from The New York Post.

Thursday, June 18, 2009 6:23 AM

... and how long will it be before the residents start complaining about the noise from the amusement park? ;)

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Thursday, June 18, 2009 11:20 AM

Hmm, about 48-72 hours after they move in.That is if they move in during the summer. If the realtors are sneaky, they'll sell them all during the winter and have them all occupied before Memorial Day.

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Thursday, June 18, 2009 12:28 PM
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So what exactly is on the site now? have there been any photo trip reports from this year? Did Deno's close as well as Astroland? The Cyclone and Wonder Wheel are still running this year, aren't they?

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Thursday, June 18, 2009 4:04 PM

The city can take Stitts land by Emminent domain. Only if they can prove their plan gennerates more revinue than his.The fights far from over.

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Saturday, June 27, 2009 10:15 PM

Guys -- and gals -- I was just there last week, for the first time. At the entrance to the "Wonder Wheel Park" -- I assume part of the former Astroland? -- a sign noted the they will be there "this year, and the next, and the next . . ." Nearby was a sign for the "new Dreamland, coming summer 2009." (The rest of Astroland?) There appears to be a large metal building under construction next to the rides (I guess that would be to the west), whatever that's going to be.

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