Not quiet on Coney Island
Developer muzzles Coney tenants
The sweeping clause in the leases - most of them signed by short-term tenants in buildings scooped up along the Boardwalk - threatens $10,000 fines for each offense and even eviction for squawking about "the redevelopment activities" on Coney Island.
The clause also bars attendance at parades, marches, other public events and petition signings until three years after the lease is terminated - demands that would conceivably keep tenants from speaking during a city-mandated public land review process this year.
And in other Brooklyn overdevelopment news:
The jackhammers begin
Critics Deem Atlantic Yards Documents Insufficient
Downtown Brooklyn is Booming
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