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

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Coney YMCA

NY1 excerpt -

"This Y is not only going to bring in jobs, it's going to be an economic engine," said City Councilman Domenic Recchia.

The Y will also include 196 rental units, most of them for low and middle income families.

Georganna Deas of the Astella Development Corporation, which has been working in the Coney Island community for years, says the Y will be a welcome addition to the neighborhood.

"The community of Coney Island was struggling to get this center built for years, and I just want to say, 'Is it here yet?'" said Deas.

Many residents who spoke with NY1 were also excited about the new Y's completion.

"We need it, these kids don't have nothing, like they go to school, come, what they get into, see what's happening out here," said one Coney Island resident.

"I like it because I want to do aerobics, so I'm waiting for the fitness," said another.

The new Coney Island Y is expected to be complete by Fall 2013. Another new Y in the Rockaways is scheduled to open in the spring of 2013.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Club Atlantis coming to Coney Boardwalk

NY Post excerpt -

Ferrari also said a new beach bar, called Club Atlantis, would be coming to the boardwalk this summer next to the coaster, and offer beer, wine and dancing. It would replace the Grill House, which is relocating nearby, and former Beer Island.

Ferrari, who is seeking a liquor license for the new bar, said it would be fenced away from the amusements so young children and drinkers couldn't mingle with each other.

The board’s economic development committee voted to recommend the city award the license.