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

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Bloomberg's Press Release on today's approval

STATEMENT OF MAYOR BLOOMBERG ON PLANNING COMMISSION'S APPROVAL OF THE COMPREHENSIVE REVITALIZATION PLAN FOR CONEY ISLAND

Expands Active Amusement District, Creates 4,500 Housing Units, New Retail, Hotels and 6,000 Permanent Jobs as Part of the Mayor’s Five Borough Economic Opportunity Plan

Plan Now Heads to City Council Following Approval of Local Community Board, Brooklyn Borough President, and City Planning Commission

“Our plan to revitalize Coney Island today enters the final step of the public approval process following approvals by the local Community Board, the Borough President and, today, the Planning Commission. This comprehensive revitalization plan ends decades of speculation and disinvestment and expands the active amusement district into a 27-acre 21st Century attraction. We cannot allow Coney Island’s decline to continue, and the opportunity to create 6,000 permanent jobs and 25,000 construction jobs in addition to 4,500 new housing units – 900 of them affordable to low and middle income families – cannot be passed up. Our plan will now be reviewed and considered by the City Council, and I am confident that they will finally put Coney Island on a path toward investment and growth, creating new jobs and neighborhood amenities for community residents and revitalizing America’s first playground.”

http://www.nyc.gov/portal/site/nycgov/menuitem.c0935b9a57bb4ef3daf2f1c701c789a0/index.jsp?pageID=mayor_press_release&catID=1194&doc_name=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nyc.gov%2Fhtml%2Fom%2Fhtml%2F2009a%2Fpr274-09.html&cc=unused1978&rc=1194&ndi=1

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