Saturday, April 18, 2009

Developer bringing a little bit of Coney back

From the NY Post:

Coney Island's biggest property owner is forking over $2.5 million to spruce up the area's rundown seaside district for the summer and bring it new rides and attractions.

Much-maligned developer Joe Sitt confirmed his massive outlay yesterday -- a far cry from the $75,000 he spent operating his land last summer, when city officials accused him of trying to ruin the area for his benefit.

Besides bringing temporary rides and sideshows to the former Astroland site and a flea market to Stillwell Avenue, the $2.5 million includes $250,000 for a promotional blitz to attract visitors.

Photo from Forgotten-NY.


Anonymous said...

Oh Yea
Lets bet
...Disneyland Northeast. RSVP your $120 POP ticket now & $15.00 Cyclone rides now
(Casino boat, and room not included)

Anonymous said...

It will only be a hodge podge of very poorly planned venues. On a scale of 1-10 I know it will be a (-1). It's doomed for failure. We need a professional to design the Amusement not a "Mall" developer.

Anonymous said...

Did everyone see the picture of Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz in the NY Post? If you look up Schmuck in the dictionary, that's the picture you will see next to the definition.