Daily News excerpts
“It's hard to understand what happened,” admitted Community Board 13
district manager Chuck Reichenthal, referring to the Monday night vote.
Markowitz said he was “disappointed” by the vote.
“This project... will generate jobs, economic development and joy for Coney Island and all of Brooklyn for generations to come.”
The board’as decision is merely an advisory ruling and the project is expected to be ultimately approved.
The City Planning Commission will likely approve it during a vote next
month before the proposal gets sent to the City Council for final
The amphitheater will seat 5,000 people with room for another 2,000 on the lawn behind it, according to the plans.
The performance space would play host to as many as 40 concerts between May and October.
The historic restaurant has been closed since 1947. More recently, the
place was taken over by Tell Chocolate Company but that company closed
several years ago and the building has been empty ever since.
“This is going to be a tremendous boon to Coney Island,” said Weiss,
the developer's attorney. “It's going to take a desolate end of the
boardwalk and create life with a park and the restoration of the Childs