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The city should use its power of eminent domain to seize the Shore
Theater from its disgraceful owner — who has sat on the property for
nearly two decades without doing anything to it — and turn it into the
palace it once was, the unofficial mayor of Coney Island decreed on
Coney Island USA founder Dick Zigun said Horace Bullard has allowed
the building where Jerry Lewis once performed to crumble, and doesn’t
deserve the choice property at Surf and Stillwell avenues.
“Whether it’s through the Landmarks Commission or eminent domain,
this must be done by any means necessary,” Zigun said during annual
State of Coney Island Address. “The Shore Theater must be occupied.”
The self-proclaimed leader of the People’s Playground says Bullard is
letting his building crumble because he’s still angry over two spats he
had with the city more than 15 years ago, when the Giuliani
administration prevented the property holder from recreating
Steeplechase Park on city land that’s now home to MCU Park and
demolished Bullard’s Thunderbolt roller coaster — a move a federal court later declared illegal. Bullard also fought Zigun’s efforts to have the building landmarked in 2010.
“There are no more excuses for Horace Bullard,” Zigun said. “The Shore Theater is a disgrace of a landmark.”
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