June 11, 2009
Coney Island's biggest landlord has a message for Mayor Bloomberg -- "I'm not going anywhere!"
Speaking about Coney Island publicly for the first time in two years, developer Joe Sitt told The Post yesterday that his 10½ acres of beachfront property is no longer for sale and that he, not the city, should be rebuilding the rundown seaside area.
"We don't want to sell, we want to build," Sitt said.
The city doesn't believe Sitt is qualified and wants to buy his land so it can smoothly move forward with a proposed 47-acre rezoning -- a legacy project for the mayor that would include a new 27-acre amusement and entertainment district.
Way to Go Joe!