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.