The Cyclones came in 2001. The CIDC arrived in 2003. Their mission was to make Coney a year round world class recreational destination for Brooklyn. It's been a long road. There is a long road ahead. But we see the progress before our very eyes. From the ballpark, to the new amusements, to the new restaurants and retail, to the new subway terminal, to the coming amphitheater.
There have been many protests.This is NY. There will always be protests. Many people hate change even when it is desperately needed. Keep your eye on the prize. The New Coney Island will win. That's a Brooklyn Guarantee.
We'll get there. I promise you Coney Island will get there. It's a process. The momentum has just begun.............
The New Coney Island! Times Square by the Sea!