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

Saturday, January 7, 2017

THE COSMOS ARE COMING TO CONEY ISLAND YESSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!

Empire Of Soccer excerpt -

Their home field? MCU Park. New York had been in talks with MCU for several months. However, the recent upheaval within the club and the unsteady future of the NASL put those conversations at a standstill.

Nevertheless, MCU continued to blackout potential playing dates at their stadium in case their situation turned around, meaning the Cosmos can still execute their schedule for both the Spring and Fall season. Despite previous reports claiming Columbia University would be in play, sources tell us the only home option for 2017 remains MCU.

http://www.empireofsoccer.com/commisso-and-the-cosmos-seamus-role-back-pay-and-a-future-home-at-mcu-56805/

Friday, January 6, 2017

Brooklyn Daily - Billionaire files plans for long-delayed ‘Ocean Dreams’ development in Coney

Excerpt -

Ocean Dreams do come true!

Billionaire developer John Catsimatidis will soon break ground on his massive — and long-deferred — Coney Island mixed-use development dubbed “Ocean Dreams.” Cats’s Red Apple Group recently filed plans to build a 21-story tower on a Boardwalk-adjacent parcel that he bought last summer. 

http://www.brooklyndaily.com/stories/2017/2/bn-catsimatidis-building-ocean-dreams-in-coney-2017-06-01-bk.html

Friday, December 16, 2016

New Year's Eve

Brooklyn Daily Eagle excerpt -

Building off of the success of last year’s expanded Coney Island festivities, which were attended by more than 15,000 revelers, Adams announced that the Abe Stark Skating Rink, B&B Carousell, Deno’s Wonder Wheel and Thunderbolt roller coaster will be open and free of charge starting at 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. The New York Aquarium will have special extended hours of operations until 9 p.m. Additional Coney Island dining and entertainment options that will open special for this holiday celebration include Applebee’s, Coney Island Brewery, Coney Island USA, El Dorado Bumper Cars, Nathan’s Famous, Tom’s Restaurant, Wahlburgers and White Castle. Additional partners on his celebration in Coney Island include state Sen. Diane J. Savino, state Assemblymember Pamela Harris, Brooklyn Community Board 13, Luna Park, NYC Parks and NYPD. 

“I’m so excited to celebrate New Year’s Eve amongst family, friends and community members in Coney Island,” said Harris. “There’s sure to be no better place to welcome in the New Year than among New Yorkers who share the same enthusiasm, traditions and understanding of the importance of this area. I’m thrilled to support this event and hope to see many of you among the fireworks, games and festivities!”

https://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2016/12/15/bp-adams-announces-2017-one-brooklyn-nye-celebrations

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Friday, November 18, 2016

Apple Bank Signs Retail Lease At Cammeby’s Neptune/Sixth In Coney Island

Press Release - 

Bank Becomes Latest Retailer for New Mixed-Use Neighborhood Destination


Cammeby’s today announced that Apple Bank for Savings has recently signed a lease to become the latest retailer at Neptune/Sixth, Cammeby’s new mixed-use neighborhood destination at 532 Neptune Avenue and 626 Sheepshead Bay Road in Coney Island.


The lease will enable Apple Bank to continue servicing the Coney Island community, where it has had a presence for several years. Currently, Apple Bank is occupying temporary space at 532 Neptune Avenue while its new space within Neptune/Sixth – totaling approximately 2,800 square feet at the corner of Neptune Avenue and W. 5th Street – is being constructed. 


The lease comes on the heels of Cammeby’s announcement that CVS Pharmacy has also committed to ground-floor retail space at 532 Neptune Avenue within Neptune/Sixth. Both CVS and Apple Bank had previously been tenants of the former shopping center property that Neptune/Sixth will encompass.


“We’re thrilled that Apple Bank has decided to be part of the revitalized neighborhood we’re creating at Neptune/Sixth,” stated Jacob Cohen, Executive Vice President of Development at Cammeby’s.“This lease is further validation of our original vision for this project as a modern, high-quality community development that will provide residents with a variety of important services to meet their daily needs.”


In addition to Apple Bank and CVS, Neptune/Sixth is planned to house a diverse mix of services and retail options, while adding new amenities that the community can use and share, including ample parking. The development will also feature brand new office space for a variety of businesses.


Construction on the development’s first phase – a standalone seven-story, 161,000-square-foot retail and commercial building at 626 Sheepshead Bay Road – is underway, and is expected to be completed by summer 2017. Site work for the retail at Neptune Avenue – comprising 90,000 square feet – has also recently commenced.


“As a result of the commitment by both Cammeby’s and Apple Bank to working together, we were able to orchestrate a lease agreement that ensures Apple Bank’s ability to provide uninterrupted service to the Coney Island community throughout construction on Neptune/Sixth,” stated Lee Block, executive vice president at Winick Realty Group, the exclusive retail leasing agent for Neptune/Sixth.

 “This has historically been a very successful branch for Apple Bank and we’re very pleased to retain such a valuable business for the neighborhood.” 


Designed by New York-based S9 Architecture, Neptune/Sixth is the comprehensive redevelopment of the former Trump Village Shopping Center and Royal Palace Baths. For more information, visit www.neptunesixth.com


About Cammeby's

Founded in 1967 by Rubin Schron, Cammeby's is a privately held real estate company with a portfolio of office, residential and industrial real estate assets throughout 14 states. The company is headquartered in New York City and manages its business through operating platforms, each focused on a specific real estate asset class.


Bank Becomes Latest Retailer for New Mixed-Use Neighborhood Destination
Cammeby’s today announced that Apple Bank for Savings has recently signed a lease to become the latest retailer at Neptune/Sixth, Cammeby’s new mixed-use neighborhood destination at 532 Neptune Avenue and 626 Sheepshead Bay Road in Coney Island.
The lease will enable Apple Bank to continue servicing the Coney Island community, where it has had a presence for several years. Currently, Apple Bank is occupying temporary space at 532 Neptune Avenue while its new space within Neptune/Sixth – totaling approximately 2,800 square feet at the corner of Neptune Avenue and W. 5th Street – is being constructed.
The lease comes on the heels of Cammeby’s announcement that CVS Pharmacy has also committed to ground-floor retail space at 532 Neptune Avenue within Neptune/Sixth. Both CVS and Apple Bank had previously been tenants of the former shopping center property that Neptune/Sixth will encompass.
“We’re thrilled that Apple Bank has decided to be part of the revitalized neighborhood we’re creating at Neptune/Sixth,” stated Jacob Cohen, Executive Vice President of Development at Cammeby’s. “This lease is further validation of our original vision for this project as a modern, high-quality community development that will provide residents with a variety of important services to meet their daily needs.”
In addition to Apple Bank and CVS, Neptune/Sixth is planned to house a diverse mix of services and retail options, while adding new amenities that the community can use and share, including ample parking. The development will also feature brand new office space for a variety of businesses.
Construction on the development’s first phase – a standalone seven-story, 161,000-square-foot retail and commercial building at 626 Sheepshead Bay Road – is underway, and is expected to be completed by summer 2017. Site work for the retail at Neptune Avenue – comprising 90,000 square feet – has also recently commenced.
“As a result of the commitment by both Cammeby’s and Apple Bank to working together, we were able to orchestrate a lease agreement that ensures Apple Bank’s ability to provide uninterrupted service to the Coney Island community throughout construction on Neptune/Sixth,” stated Lee Block, executive vice president at Winick Realty Group, the exclusive retail leasing agent for Neptune/Sixth. “This has historically been a very successful branch for Apple Bank and we’re very pleased to retain such a valuable business for the neighborhood.”
Designed by New York-based S9 Architecture, Neptune/Sixth is the comprehensive redevelopment of the former Trump Village Shopping Center and Royal Palace Baths. For more information, visit www.neptunesixth.com.

About Cammeby's
Founded in 1967 by Rubin Schron, Cammeby's is a privately held real estate company with a portfolio of office, residential and industrial real estate assets throughout 14 states. The company is headquartered in New York City and manages its business through operating platforms, each focused on a specific real estate asset class.
- See more at: http://newyork.citybizlist.com/article/387879/apple-bank-signs-retail-lease-at-cammebys-neptunesixth-in-coney-island#sthash.DIDIJtUu.dpuf

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Big Apple Soccer - BROOKLYN BOUND? Cosmos may wind up at MCU Park in '17

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Ten days ago on Saturday, Nov. 5 the Cosmos won a North American Soccer League semifinal playoff game at Shuart Stadium in Hempstead, N.Y. on Long Island.

Two days ago on Sunday, Nov. 13 they celebrated winning their second consecutive Soccer Bowl triumph and third in four years at Belson Stadium in Queens, N.Y.

And sometime next April, they could be playing their first game of the 2017 season at MCU Park in Brooklyn, N.Y.

The Cosmos are leaning closer to selecting the minor-league baseball park as their 2017 home field, according to local soccer sources. The Brooklyn Cyclones call MCU home.

No final decision has been made yet, a source said.

After Hofstra University officials told the Cosmos that they were not interested in hosting games next year, the team was forced to look for a new venue. Local options of finding a medium-sized stadium in the metropolitan area are slim and none.


http://www.bigapplesoccer.com/teams/cosmos2.php?article_id=46496

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Cosmos in Coney

Fifty Five One Excerpt -

Additionally, a source confirms that there are serious negotiations in progress for a move to MCU stadium for 2017. 

http://fiftyfive.one/2016/10/hofstra-ruled-nasl-exploring-options-soccer-bowl-final-site/