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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Eminent Domian public hearing

NY Post excerpt -

“We believe this project is critical for the long-term sustainability of Coney Island,” said Adriana Scotti, a vice president for the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.

The owners of the old Thunderbolt site didn’t attend the hearing.

But the owner of the lone active lot called it an “abuse of power.”

“My property has been home to a business for the past 100 years without interruption. There is no blight,” said Carol Murray, owner of a targeted 9,000-square-foot parcel now occupied by the Polar Express and other rides.

The city plans to use the land to build a grand walkway connecting three landmarks: the Cyclone roller coaster, Wonder Wheel and Parachute Jump.

http://nypost.com/2015/10/20/city-plan-to-seize-coney-island-land-supported-at-public-hearing/

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