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

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Amphitheater opening moved to May 2016

As I previously noted on this blog, it's been moved to 2016. Same year the New Aquarium is coming -

AMNY excerpts -

According to iStar Financial, the project will include a 5,000-seat amphitheater, a 20,000 square-foot restaurant overlooking the ocean, a playground and an amusement park district, which will be open year-round. The amphitheater will host roughly 15 free and 25 paid concerts during the outdoor concert season. And during the year, an array of community-based recreational and educational events will be held.

“We hope the amphitheater is a catalyst for a neighborhood resurgence,” said Julia Butler, senior vice president at iStar Financial, in a statement.

Residents also hope the project will give back to the community in some way. Butler is certain this will happen.

“Neighborhood programming from movie nights and poetry slams to high school graduations and community theater performances are all envisioned for the Amphitheater,” she said.

Butler noted that construction is expected to begin this fall. The opening has been pushed back from 2015 to May 2016.

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