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.
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