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

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Our daily addition to the Amphitheater lineup........

Dark Star Orchestra  July 31

Dark Star Orchestra is best known for their recreation of entire Grateful Dead concerts, while occasionally playing an original setlist.

Friday, March 25, 2016

More bands announced for the Coney Amphitheater

Should get a full list in about a week or so. In the meantime here are 2 more dates

SOJA + Slightly Stoopid w/ Zion I Crew + The Grouch + Eligh  July 23rd

Flogging Molly and Frank Turner August 19th

Sunday, March 20, 2016

AMNY - Sheepshead Bay Living

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Long identified as a place where immigrants carved a quiet life out of the bustling city, Sheepshead Bay is now where priced-out young professionals look for spacious rentals and foodies satisfy their appetites for diverse cuisines. 

“Because of the fact that they’re being priced out of other neighborhoods in the city and within the borough, [clients] are looking further south,” said Erin Keane, a realtor with Kings and Queens Leasing, which has an office on Sheepshead Bay Road.

“Clients are moving here for a better quality of life," 

New residential and commercial spaces are also under construction, such as a 30-story mixed-use tower slated for 1501 Voorhies Ave., which will reportedly be the tallest building constructed in southern Brooklyn since before World War II. More new developments are on the way, Keane predicted.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

News surfaces of 2 concerts coming to the Amphitheater

Brooklyn Vegan excerpt - 

Two scheduled shows surfaced so far: 311 and Matisyahu on July 16 and the “Carnival of Madness” on August 7 with Shinedown, Black Stone Cherry, and Whiskey Myers. The full initial schedule will be announced later in March. Stay tuned.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Video - NY1 Exclusive: A Look at the New Coney Island Amphitheater

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The venue will feature 40 concerts operated by Live Nation, additional events programmed by Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment and up to 15 free shows for the Seaside Summer Concert series. But developers say the venue is designed to entertain year round.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Cinnabon, Red Mango, and Auntie Anne's coming to Coney

This new sign is right near the Johnny Rockets sign next door to Applebees

Love all the chains coming to Coney, but the delays for some of these have been horrendous. How long have we waited for the Johnny Rocket's building now - 3 or 4 years? Get it going guys! 

Updated timeline for the 5 anchors for New Coney

For the anchors listed to the right -

July 4th looks to be the opening for the New Amphitheater. MCU Park and Luna Park already developed and complete. The New Aquarium looks to have a Spring 2017 opening. Phase 1 of Neptune/Sixth New Shopping Mall (626 Sheepshead Bay Road) should be complete by Spring 2017 as well.

Everybody loves the New Coney!!! My how things have changed........Times Square By The Sea!

Work continues at the New Aquarium

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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Daily News - Brooklyn’s growing global ‘brand’ is boosting the borough's real estate values

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"Brooklyn was easy, because we think Brooklyn is the brand. Brooklyn is iconic. It transcends the marketplace. In many respects, it's a global name and reference."   - Brett Yormark, the Nets' chief executive, on why they chose the Brooklyn Nets name.

Brooklyn has become a brand of global prominence. Until quite recently a second-class borough to Manhattan and/or a stepping stone from which one would upgrade to the suburbs, Brooklyn is now a destination in its own right and internationally known.
Oakland is the Brooklyn of the Bay Area. Parisians come to New York City on vacation and head straight to Williamsburg.

The desirability of the borough, combined with the power of its image and brand, have had a huge impact on the real estate landscape. Sales prices of homes in the borough have steadily risen over the past few years, both in price per square foot and absolute terms.

Townhouses in northwest Brooklyn regularly fetch prices north of $3 million, and $4 million to $5 million is quickly becoming almost common for luxurious homes.

Demand has stretched far beyond the most "prime" neighborhoods as buyers have quickly discovered Bed-Stuy, Crown Heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Windsor Terrace, Ditmas Park, and more.

On the new housing front, reported that 22,000 new apartments are on track to be introduced to the Brooklyn market by the end of 2019.

"Brooklyn was a nice way to retain that appreciation of New York without being associated with the evils of Wall Street,” said Ben Hudson, Brooklyn Brewery's director of marketing.

“In some ways, Brooklyn is the anti-Wall Street. It's local; it's dirty; it's do-it-yourself."
On the retail front, Bedford Ave. is now the fifth priciest retail strip in the whole country, according to

Current and upcoming retail tenants include Apple, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Adidas, Amazon, New York Sports Club, Century 21, Urban Outfitters, Madewell, American Apparel, and Target.

Companies that have started in Brooklyn, such as Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn Industries, Brooklyn Flea and Brooklyn Brewery, have now become known across New York City and beyond.

Many from Manhattan now flock across the river to shop in Brooklyn stores, all searching for that new kind of luxury — Brooklyn luxury.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Brooklyn Daily - Sheepshead Bay rising: Tide of development washing over nabe

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Development is anything but sheepish in Sheepshead Bay.

The once-quaint marina town is shaping up to be the borough’s next development hot-spot, real estate watchers say. A 28-story condo is going up on Voorhies Avenue, and that’s just the bellwether for a building boom that could leave the old fishing village looking more like Downtown.

And don’t expect the boom to slow any time soon, one real estate pro said.

“There’s a lot of development in Sheepshead Bay,” said Nancy Pecoraro, a broker with Fillmore Real Estate. “Definitely more in recent years — tearing down old buildings. It’s definitely more of a city feel with all of the condominiums going up. And definitely a big change to the waterfront — Sheepshead Bay itself — and Brighton Beach.”

Developers submitted plans for 18 new offices or multi-family apartment buildings since March 7, 2015, according to city records. They applied for 17 such permits last year and just 13 in the same period the year before that.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

The Real Deal - Sheepshead Bay's Tallest Tower Revealed

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Renderings of 1501 Voorhies Avenue in Sheepshead Bay (credit: Perkins Eastman Architects) (inset: Joshua Muss) 

Sheepshead Bay residents – along with the rest of us – can now get a good idea of what their neighborhood’s future tallest building will look like.

New renderings offer a glimpse of Muss Development and AvalonBay Communities’ proposed 331-foot, 30-story residential tower at 1501 Voorhies Avenue. It will be a towering glass-and-steel structure, soaring above the surrounding neighborhood.

The Perkins Eastman Architects-designed project will house 232 units, both rentals and condos, within 260,000-square-feet of residential space. An additional 15,000 square feet will be used as commercial space.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

New Emmons Ave Condos - Average Price $1.33 Million!

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Rybak Development & Construction's planned 90,000-square-foot condo will rise on the site of former neighborhood joint El Greco Diner, bringing with it 58 condos. The project is expected to bring in $77.2 million, meaning that if its offering plan is accepted the condos will have an average ask of $1.33 million. Not bad, Sheepshead Bay.