The New Coney Island - Brooklyn's Times Square by the Sea

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Crains NY

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Rebirth of legendary Coney Island eatery likely

A plan for the renovation of the landmarked Childs Restaurant and creation of an amphitheater and public park get the thumbs up from a key City Council committee. Full council approval likely Thursday.

 “The improvements proposed in this project will undoubtedly restore this iconic structure’s use to the community, provide multiple cultural and educational benefits, and greatly contribute to the area’s ongoing cultural and economic revitalization,” Mr. Recchia said in a statement.

The amphitheater would be used for the free Seaside Summer Concert Series that was started by out-going Borough President Marty Markowitz, who also supports the project, as well as for paid concert events. In the off-season and between performances, it would be available for the community’s use. During the concert season, a removable cloth canopy would cover the area.
The proposal is also viewed as something that could stimulate more residential development in the area.


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