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

Friday, July 31, 2009

CIDC Email

Full City Council Approves City's Coney Island Plan!

Dear Residents and Friends of Coney Island:

We did it! Three cheers for the future of Coney Island!

Yesterday the New York City Council took a monumental step forward in the redevelopment of Coney Island by approving the City's Comprehensive Coney Island Rezoning Plan with 44 votes in favor, 2 against and 1 abstention.

Through the joint leadership of the Bloomberg Administration, the New York City Council, in particular Council Member Domenic M. Recchia, Jr., and the CIDC, we have paved the way for a vibrant future for Coney Island -- one that will benefit both the amusement area and the local community with new rides, housing, jobs, infrastructure, and other amenities.

I would like to thank all of you personally for your constant support and input throughout this long journey. It is your passion for Coney Island -- its people, culture and history -- that has brought us to this point. Though our efforts to revitalize the area are far from complete, today we stand together to mark a critical milestone that will usher in Coney Island's renaissance for generations to come.

Thank you so much. We are thrilled.

Sincerely,
Lynn Kelly

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