disney vs. london vs. bloomberg. today’s nyt article elaborates on the variances between 3 contenders’ hopes for iconic coney island.
first up, neighborhood villain*: developer Joe Sitt (Thor Equities). pictured above, thor yearns for time-share hotels to offset costs. what exactly are time-share hotels? and just last month it was high-rise luxury apartments. i suppose bloomberg’s third term had nothing to do with that.
secondly, civic group Municipal Art Society is urging for one major attraction to lure record number visitors to coney island. this was an effective approach with the London Eye – not so successful in Myrtle Beach.
lastly, dear residents, is Mayor Bloomberg. with his third term, bloomberg assures coney tenants that there is room for an expanded park as well as low and middle income housing. relief! check out his less fancy rendering, but sensible overlay:
tonight at 6:30pm is Municipal Art Society’s final showcase of the IMAGINE coney project – featuring hundreds more artists’ renderings, concepts and visualizations. it is open to the public.
that’s it for coney tuesday. if you are yearning for more, the nyt article goes into further detail.
xo, my coney
*i named sitt villain to locals because previously, he had attempted to strong-arm bloomberg by raising rent and “ousting some of his tenants, including Astroland amusement park, adding to the desolate and vacant lots on the waterfront.”