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

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Alliance For Coney Island Looks Ahead

Excerpt from Page 27 of the Annual Report -

Looking Ahead

A central focus of the Alliance is to transform Coney Island into a year-round, world-class recreational oceanfront destination while improving the quality of life for the entire community. That goal comes into greater focus with the planned opening of the Seaside Park and Community Arts Center. Situated at 2102 Boardwalk West between West 21st and West 22nd streets, the estimated $53 million project will serve as an entertainment complex and multi-purpose indoor and outdoor facility. Features of the project include a 5,100-seat amphitheater, an open-space public park with playground and the restoration of the historic Childs Building that also occupies the location.

Ground has been broken and visible progress is being made on the New York Aquarium’s future marquee attraction, “Ocean Wonders: Sharks.” The $150 million redevelopment project slated to open in 2016will include a state-of-the-art 57,000 square foot facility featuring a roof-deck overlooking the ocean,a cafĂ© and visitor seating. The three-story space will house over 115 species of marine wildlife including over 25 species of sharks and rays. The completed structure will represent the modern evolution of the legendary Coney Island skyline and help forge an even deeper connection between the community and the seascape that is such an integral part of its future.

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