NY Daily News excerpt
The outgoing Borough President hopes his legacy will live on with plans
for the $53 million Seaside Park and Community Arts Center at W. 21st
in Coney Island. The tentative plans, revealed last month, would build a
5,000 person amphitheater with a removable covering that would allow
for months of outdoor concerts, rain or shine.
It’s what Markowitz has dreamed of since that snowy January night 35
years ago: a viable music venue able to hold crowds of Brooklynites who
summer in the borough instead of the Hamptons.
“So many people call my office in February, March and April to plan
their summer vacations around their favorite performers,” Markowitz
State Sen. Eric Adams, the lone candidate in the race to replace
Markowitz as Borough President, “would very much like to work with Marty
to continue the series,” a spokesperson said.
That’s good news for Markowitz, who was unsure of the series’ future.
“This is how we’re able to show folks living here that they’re valued,” he said.
A concert by Chicago, the bandshell at W. 21 St. and Surf Ave.,
Coney Island. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. For more visit