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

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Attended Coney Development Meeting last week

Coney Island North Venture deal (across the street from MCU Park) is signed and construction begins on Phase 1 this summer. 3 buildings, 3 phases. Eventually 1000 residential units, office and retail. Go Coney!!!

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Permits Filed for 16-Story Building at 2926 West 19th Street, Coney Island

NY Yimby  excerpt -

Permits have been pre-filed for a 16-story mid-rise as part of a larger mega-development at 2926 West 19th Street, Coney Island, Brooklyn, which YIMBY first revealed back in January. The site is five blocks away from the Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue subway station, serviced by the D, F, N, and Q trains, and right across the street from a multi-purpose baseball ballpark.

New City Council speaker says it’s “possible” he’ll overrule NIMBYs

Real Deal excerpt - Incoming City Council Speaker Corey Johnson plans to take a more active approach on land use issues, in a departure from his predecessor Melissa Mark-Viverito’s style. And that could be good news for developers.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Mayor de Blasio comes through for Coney

You gotta hand it to de Blasio. He has come through for Coney development by following up on Bloomberg's rezoning and getting the developers to build a mix of affordable housing, market rate housing, retail and office.

Just look at the sidebar to this blog and you can see the tremendous amount of development happening right now in the area. iStar, Taconic, Prusik, Rybak, Schron, and Catsimatidis are all currently developing in Coney.

Here is a look at the area surrounding MCU Park and Taconic's, Prusik's and iStar's plans -

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Sea Breeze Tower and Coney Island North Venture renderings added to ConeyRocks sidebar

Look at the pics to the right. Times Square by the Sea on the way........

Some clarity on the 2009 rezoning and the effect on Taconic and iStar developments

Very clear that the rezoning included 35% affordable housing and 65% market rate housing. I expect to see just that split in the 1000 units proposed at Surf Vets Place - 7 buildings eventually (iStar) and Coney Island North Venture 1000 units (Taconic)

Excerpt from the 2009 Bloomberg press release -

it will create 4,500 new units of housing – 35 percent of which will be affordable to low- and moderate-income families. In all, the plan will create 6,000 new, permanent jobs and 25,000 construction jobs, and generate an economic impact of $14 billion over 30 years.