The New Coney Island - Brooklyn's Times Square by the Sea

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Coney Jobs Recruitment Event

From Coney Island Facebook

Looking for work? We're holding a recruitment event on March 7 & 8, from 11am- 4pm, with employment opportunities at Nathan's Famous, Luna Park NYC, Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park, Applebee's Coney Island and more! Available positions include ride operators, customer service/retail, and food/beverage service. Must be 18 years or older. Pre-register today to attend!

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Complete schedule of Cyclones, Cosmos, College Baseball, and Ultimate Disc games at MCU Park

Here are the links to Brooklyn Baseball Banter Blog - It contains the complete list of 2017 games from February all the way through the end of October. A total of 89 games. This does not include wrestling, concerts, and other special events planned.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Woody Allen’s new movie named ‘Wonder Wheel’

Brooklyn Paper excerpt -

Coney Island’s Wonder Wheel will not only make a cameo in Woody Allen’s forthcoming film — it will also lend its name to the title. The celebrated and controversial director, who spent time shooting in The People’s Playground last summer, has named his upcoming 2017 offering “Wonder Wheel” after the amusement-district gem.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Brooklyn Paper - Zamperla's 2014 Plans for a Coney Water Park

Seems to be in the exact 5 parcels now available in the RFP

Brooklyn Paper 3/11/14 excerpt -

The people behind Luna Park are looking to make an even bigger splash in Coney Island.

Zamperla — the company that operates Luna Park, lights the Parachute Jump, and makes the B&B Carousell go round — are in talks to build a waterpark on the former site of the original Thunderbolt rollercoaster. 

Italian-born amusement tycoon Alberto Zamperla said that he is in negotiations with Jasmine Bullard, daughter of the late Sodom by the Sea land baron Horace Bullard, to construct a slippery funzone on five parcels stretching from Surf Avenue to the Boardwalk.

Monday, February 6, 2017

New RFP for amusements near the Thunderbolt

Hoping for a water park from Zamperla!

AMNY excerpt -

New York’s got a ticket to ride: More attractions could be on tap for Coney Island.

The city is looking to bring 150,000 square feet of new amusements along the Coney Island boardwalk.

A joint request for proposals (RFP) from the New York City Economic Development Corporations and the Parks Department will be released Monday, calling for the development and operation of five parcels along the boardwalk smack in the middle of the amusement district.

“Coney Island just keeps getting better,” James Patchett, president and CEO of the NYCEDC, said in a statement. “The de Blasio Administration is working to grow jobs in the amusement district, building affordable housing and investing in critical infrastructure. It’s all part of our effort to improve quality of life and expand opportunities for Coney Island residents while preserving the unique culture of this historic destination.”

The five parcels of land are located in a block along the boardwalk, right near the Thunderbolt and Wonder Wheel rides and out beyond left field of the MCU Park, home of the Brooklyn Cyclones.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Coney Development has reached a tipping point

With the Brooklyn Cyclones and the Cosmos playing in MCU Park, the new Ford Amphitheater, and Luna Park, we have finally reached a level where the Nimbys have no argument left against development. The new chain restaurants (Applebees, IHOP, Grimaldi's, Wahlburgers, Chipotle etc), and the coming New Aquarium and Neptune/Sixth shopping mall/tower only build on that momentum.

All of this has taken years for Coney to achieve. But the development community has certainly taken notice. Onward and upward to Times Square By the Sea!

Cosmos and year round Coney

Brooklyn Paper excerpt -

Plus, the stadium will roll out the green carpet — Astroturf, that is — so players won’t have to contend with clay from the diamond, and so fans won’t have to look at baselines during the footie, Harner said.

“I think that’s ideally what we’ll do so we also don’t have 100 different lines on the field and it won’t look like a grammar school gym. We’ll see what works and what doesn’t, but we’re looking forward to it to really make the ball field and Coney Island a year-round spot.”