From the Brooklyn Paper:
The city has put the brakes on Borough President Markowitz’s controversial $64-million amphitheater that would transform the current concert venue in Asser Levy Park in Coney Island into a major location for big-name shows.
The delay comes after months of intense opposition from some neighborhood residents about possible noise from bigger concerts at the site where Markowitz currently holds his popular summertime music shows.
Officially, Borough Hall said only that the retooled designs for the venue, which has been dubbed the “Potato Chip” because of its Pringles-like roofline, have been “delayed” by the Parks Department.
But critics were excited that city officials had apparently blocked Markowitz.
“We’re hopeful that this results in a drastically different plan for the park,” said Geoffrey Croft, president of NYC Park Advocates, which opposes the $64-million amphitheater at Asser Levy Park.