Casino lovers: Build a Boardwalk Empire on Coney Island
“A casino would bring jobs and development,” said resident Ralph Sternblitz. “It’s a good idea.”
And Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny (D–Coney Island), who voted for the gambling bill, said the amusement area would benefit from a casino.
“Coney Island could be a great candidate,” he said. “If residents really want it I’ll push for it as an economic development piece.”
Borough President Markowitz is also a big fan of bringing casinos to Coney Island — and floated a plan to turn Coney into a gambler’s paradise back in January.
“If serious discussions begin on bringing a casino to New York City, Coney Island is a natural and should be part of any proposals on the table,” Markowitz said last week.