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

Monday, July 10, 2017

1 Brooklyn Bay Condos - 40% sold in 1 month

CurbedNY excerpt -

When Sheepshead Bay’s 30-story condo tower 1 Brooklyn Bay was first announced in 2014, it was met with mixed reactions from the community. It turns out the building’s doing something right: Just one month after launching sales from $525,000, 40 percent of the 56 condos have found buyers. 

The building itself includes 180 rentals on the lower floors, part of a collaboration with AvalonBay, with the top 11 floors dedicated to condos. The condos that are still available range from $965,000 to $3.7 million, including four-bedroom duplex penthouses.

https://ny.curbed.com/2017/6/23/15861590/curbed-cuts-subway-announcements-nyc-mta

NY Times- Liman Restaurant in Sheepshead Bay

Excerpt -

Was every table at Liman, a Turkish seafood restaurant in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, celebrating a special occasion? If that wasn’t the case on a recent Saturday night, it sure seemed that way. Groups of 10, 16 and even 20 people filled its two dining rooms with laughter, smiles and liveliness.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/06/nyregion/in-sheepshead-bay-a-taste-of-the-turkish-coast.html

$18M price tag for Mill Basin Mansion!

Curbed NY excerpt -

It’s ba-aaaack. The Miami-meets-Mill Basin mansion that was built by a Colombo family crime associate has returned to the market, and this time around, it looks like the sellers are feeling optimistic. 

 

https://ny.curbed.com/2017/7/7/15940060/brooklyn-mill-basin-mansion-for-sale

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Sheepshead Bay - 1 Brooklyn Bay - 4 bedroom condo is $3.7 million

You read that right. $3.7 million for a condo in Sheepshead Bay




http://1brooklynbay.com/availability


PH30B432,502640S / E / N$2,216$494$3,700,000



Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Rybak will build a 22 story tower right next to Asser Levy Park!

Real Deal Excerpts -

Rybak buys Chaim Miller’s Brighton Beach site, plans 22-story tower

Sergey Rybak picked up a troubled Brighton Beach development site once owned by Chaim Miller and plans to build a 22-story apartment building.

Rybak TRData LogoTINY closed on the purchase of 271 Sea Breeze Avenue on June 7 for $13.5 million, six months after buying the defaulted debt on the development site. GFI Realty’s Erik Yankelovich and Yosef Katz brokered the January deal.

“As the marketplace becomes more competitive it is important to fight for the right location!” Rybak said in a statement.

The planned tower will include 114 apartments, 32,000 square feet of community space and 200 parking spots.

In January 2016, Rybak filed plans for a $77 million condo project on the site of the former El Greco Diner in nearby Sheepshead Bay. It’s the priciest condo offering to ever hit the neighborhood, which developers are increasingly targeting due to relatively inexpensive land prices.

https://therealdeal.com/2017/06/14/rybak-buys-chaim-millers-brighton-beach-site-plans-22-story-tower/

Sunday, June 11, 2017

2 more Condos on Ocean Ave!!!!

Real Deal excerpt -

Plans filed for 105-unit, mixed-use building in Sheepshead Bay

The building at 2450 Ocean Ave. would feature a fitness center and a pool
 


The development march continues in Sheepshead Bay.

Brooklyn developer Yaacov Azrad filed plans with the city’s Department of Buildings on Friday for a mixed-use project with 105 residential units at 2450 Ocean Avenue.

The 80,906-square-foot project would be seven stories tall and include a pool, a fitness center and a medical facility in addition to the residential units. Community space would take up 1,856 square feet of the building, while the remaining 79,051 square feet would be residential space. The top floor will have nine residential units, and floors two through six will have between 18 and 20 units apiece.

An LLC managed by Azrad’s partner Eddie Yair purchased the land in February for $10.1 million.

https://therealdeal.com/2017/06/09/plans-filed-for-105-unit-mixed-use-building-in-sheepshead-bay/


NY Yimby excerpt -

An anonymous -based LLC has filed applications for an eight-story, 28-unit  building at , located on the corner of Ocean Avenue in . The project will encompass 46,350 square feet and rise 80 feet to its rooftop.
It will feature 28 units across the second through eighth floors. The apartments should average 1,183 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. There will also be medical offices located in the cellar and a 29-car parking garage on the ground floor.

http://www.yimbynews.com/2017/06/eight-story-28-unit-mixed-use-building-filed-at-1926-avenue-x-sheepshead-bay.html

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Feltman's of Coney Island Returns!

Brooklyn Paper excerpt -

Feltman’s of Coney Island has returned to the People’s Playground, where the restaurant’s founder invented the hot dog 150 years ago. Hot dog aficionados trekked from across the borough and the city to sink their teeth into a frank from Feltman’s of Coney Island at the Surf Avenue restaurant’s grand opening on May 29. And it easily beat Nathan’s Famous for flavor, said one Feltman’s fan.

http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/40/22/bn-bb-feltmans-opens-2017-06-02-bk.html

Friday, June 2, 2017

Sheepshead Bay Waterfront Restuarants

Eater NY excerpt - 

Waterfront Restaurants in NYC to Feel Like You're Outside the City

As if that weren’t enough, there’s another lobster pound in nearby Sheepshead Bay, but so obscurely located you better keep your GPS firmly in hand. Jordan’s Lobster Dock is on Shellbank Creek, where the city’s last remaining lobster boats are berthed. The restaurant has turned toward fried fast food in the last decade, but still has a lighthouse attached and stands next to a statue in a yellow slicker commemorating lobstermen (and perhaps today, lobsterwomen). In addition to lobster rolls, it’s a good place for raw clams and oysters. 3165 Harkness Avenue

Even more amazing, and only a couple of blocks away, nestled right at a turn on the Belt Parkway, stands Clemente’s Maryland Crab House. It, too, has a waterside wooden deck with a view of pleasure boats at their moorings. The thing to get is a bucket of fresh blue crabs steamed in Old Bay. Along with it comes a wooden mallet and plastic bib. The waitresses — dressed in hot pants — will be glad to show you how to get at the crabmeat. But skip the truly awful cocktails, which come in neon colors.3939 Emmons Avenue


On Sheepshead Bay proper, a few blocks from Maryland Crab House, find a number of restaurants evoking the seafood cuisines of other countries, and decorated to match. You can’t go wrong at Liman (2710 Emmons Avenue) — a Turkish restaurant right on the water — with a roasted sea bass or mess of fried fresh anchovies, best eaten on the screened-in porch. Seven blocks further west find Yiasou an elegant Greek seafood spot where a whole flame-roasted flounder, enough for two or three people and likely locally caught, will set you back $30. And don’t miss the fried mullets or grilled octopus, either. 2003 Emmons Avenue



If your interest in seafood is more Italian, old timer Randazzo’s Clam Bar dates to 1964, when Sheepshead Bay offered a dozen such establishments. Order anything with clams, including fried clams, baked stuffed clams, spaghetti with white or red clam sauce, and, of course, New England or Manhattan clam chowder. Most Sicilian of all are the zuppas, which can be eaten in traditional style with ship’s biscuits. Look for the neon lobster thrust skyward. 2710 Emmons Avenue 

https://ny.eater.com/2017/5/26/15682598/best-waterfront-restaurants-nyc


Coming soon to Emmons Ave!



http://blubargrill.com/

Monday, May 29, 2017

Sunday, May 28, 2017

1 Brooklyn Bay condos up to $2.2 Million! May go up to $3 Million!

Welcome to the New Sheepshead Bay!

Top 3 Bedroom Penthouse has moved up in price by $200K to $2.2 Million. 4 bedroom should be available soon - Hearing numbers approaching $3 million. Sheepshead Rocks!

PH29C $2,200,000

http://1brooklynbay.com/index

The Vue condos selling out quickly

At the old El Greco diner space in Sheepshead Bay

Brooklyn Eagle except -

Four dozen condos at The Vue are in contract at this point. Their asking prices ranged from $1.695 million for a three-bedroom penthouse to $525,000 for a one-bedroom unit, Corcoran's website indicates.

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2017/4/19/sheepshead-bay-old-and-new-condos-where-el-greco-diner-stood

Friday, May 26, 2017

149 car parking garage in addition to the auto showroom according to Yimby News

This will help bring people to the Neptune/Sixth mall across the street and a block over. That  area of Neptune is going to be hot with condos, retail, and restaurants year round. Smart move. Also I did some research on the owner - Sells Mercedes and Jaguars at his other dealerships.

Yimby article -

http://www.yimbynews.com/2017/05/two-story-77500-square-foot-car-showroom-filed-at-809-neptune-avenue-coney-island.html

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Auto dealer plans 77,000 sq ft Coney Island showroom 1 block from Neptune/Sixth Mall

Real Deal excerpts -

A Florida car dealer is planning to replace a vacant lot on Coney Island with a new auto showroom.

Manny Kadre, who has auto showrooms in multiple states, filed plans to build another one at 809 Neptune Avenue that will be two stories tall and span 77,487 square feet, according to plans filed on Wednesday with the Department of Buildings. Kadre purchased the lot for $14.5 million in 2015 from Storage Deluxe, a self-storage company.

Kadre’s building will also include a car wash, rooftop parking, administrative offices and an auto repair center, according to the DOB filing.

https://therealdeal.com/2017/05/24/auto-dealer-plans-new-showroom-for-coney-island/

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Kitchen 21 Ribbon-Cutting today

The historic Childs Building in Coney Island has been restored. Ribbon-cutting ceremony is tomorrow at 2 with the Brooklyn Borough President presenting. It will host concerts during the winter as it shares the amphitheater stage as it goes indoors. 

http://www.amny.com/eat-and-drink/kitchen-21-in-coney-island-combines-five-eateries-1.13582225

Friday, May 12, 2017

NetCost moving into Neptune/Sixth

Real Deal excerpt - 


The company announced Thursday that it signed an anchor tenant to 532 Neptune, which would be tallest building in South Brooklyn upon completion. Russian grocery chain NetCost Market will take 38,000 square feet on the ground floor and will move to the building from a smaller space nearby.

https://therealdeal.com/2017/05/11/loan-for-schron-cammebys-international-locks-down-54-million-for-614-sheepshead-bay-road/

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Come Work On The Boardwalk For a Brand New Restaurant With a Rooftop Bar!

Craigslist excerpts -

Workforce1 has partnered with Legends Hospitality to open their new restaurant on the boardwalk called Kitchen21. The restaurant is looking to hire Servers, Bartenders, Cooks, Host/Hostess, and Bussers ASAP. Come to the open call, if you meet the qualifications for any of these positions, you will interview with some of the hiring managers from these restaurants and can get hired on the spot.  Please see the positions being considered here

https://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/fbh/6099708260.html 

In order to apply and be considered for the position, please attend the open call event!
Date: Monday, April 24th, 2017

Time: Anytime between 10:00am to 2:00pm

Location: 3052 W 21st St, Brooklyn, NY 11224 Located inside The Coney Island Amphitheater
Please come professionally dressed with 2 copies of your resume

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Legends introduces Kitchen 21- Parachute Bar/ Coney Island Cafe/ Clam Bar

Coming to the Child's building at the Amphitheater this summer!

Image may contain: 1 person, sitting, indoor and text 

https://www.facebook.com/Kitchen21NYC/ 

Hardee's Coney Island Grand Opening July 4th

Hardee's Grand Opening July 4th Weekend. Like our page to receive exclusive discounts at opening!

Image may contain: 1 person, standing, beard, suit and text 

https://www.facebook.com/1655529837796072/photos/a.1700498909965831.1073741828.1655529837796072/1700497583299297/?type=3&theater 

Welcome Chipotle to the New Coney Island!


FREE IZZE Sparkling Juice for the first 500 to buy an entrée at our brand new location at 2940 Cropsey Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11214, opening on 4/27 at 10:45am.

Free IZZE with every purchase of one (1) full priced entrée. Subject to availability. Cannot combine with other offers. Additional restrictions may apply. Void where prohibited.

Image may contain: food 

https://www.facebook.com/chipotle/photos/a.132022259252.104096.124149619252/10155197543324253/?type=3&theater

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Bay News - Ocean rising! Tide of development sweeps Ocean Avenue

Excerpts -

Builders have broken ground and are busy erecting a nine-story apartment building on Ocean Avenue that’s part of a wave of new development making its way south to Sheepshead Bay

The Sunset Park-based developer New Empire Real Estate usually sticks to projects in Downtown and on the other side of the East River, so this 56-unit building between Kings Highway and Quentin Road is a first on this turf — but it may not be the last, as the neighborhood is turning into a hot spot for development, said manager Howard Chen.

“This is a growing area that we think is the next kind of booming area,” said Chen. “We are looking at different sites over there.”

And the proof is in the plans — developers have filed plans for 11 buildings six stories or higher along Ocean Avenue between Kings Highway and Voorhies Avenue since early March 2016, according to city records.

And Zhao’s apartment buildings is just a few blocks away from a pair of massive, office-and-retail centers off of Kings Highway, and another mall coming right outside the Kings Highway B and Q subway station

http://www.brooklyndaily.com/stories/2017/16/bn-nine-story-ocean-avenue-building-2017-04-14-bk.html

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

80's New Wave in Coney!

JUST ANNOUNCED

Echo & The Bunnymen and Violent Femmes

Echo & The Bunnymen and Violent Femmes

July 12 On Sale Friday @ 10am

Two Rock innovators, together, for one night. Echo & The Bunnymen and Violent Femmes together live!

http://coneyislandlive.com/2017/events/echo-and-bunnymen-violent-femmes/

Feltman's Restaurant returns to Coney!

Coney Island Blog excerpt -

According to a press release by Luna Park today  “The original hot dog has returned to Coney Island and at its exact location on Surf Ave. and West 10th St. Named after Charles Feltman, the inventor of the hot dog as well as the restaurant from 1870-1954.”

http://www.theconeyislandblog.com/?p=3661 

Congrats to Michael Quinn!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Historic Night in Coney!

You can watch it all on Channel 11 starting at 7 PM. First time in 30 years the Cosmos will be on Broadcast TV


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyDyHfuNXiUhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyDyHfuNXiU

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Nathan’s Famous is the first-ever official hot dog of Major League Baseball

Fox Business excerpt -

Nathan’s Famous (NATH) is the first-ever official hot dog of Major League Baseball under a new sponsorship agreement announced Tuesday.

Hot dogs and America’s pastime are inseparable, so it’s only natural for MLB to name an official representative of the stadium favorite. The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council has estimated that fans eat approximately 20 million hot dogs at big-league games during a single season. Hot dogs are big business in baseball, and Nathan’s new partnership with MLB gives the hot-dog maker the inside track.

http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2017/03/28/mlb-teams-up-with-nathans-in-hot-dog-sponsorship.html

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Dionne Warwick, Jon Secada at the Amphitheater




Salute To Our Heroes


Dionne Warwick, Jon Secada, Bernie Williams

May 19 / 7:30pm

Memorial Day is the one day of the year that we ask our neighbors and friends to remember all those who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our nation.

Join us for the Salute to our heroes concert a night to honor our great veterans as we raise awareness to the Brooklyn 150th Memorial Day Parade.

http://coneyislandlive.com/2017/events/salute-to-our-heroes/

Friday, March 24, 2017

Abro Management buys two Brighton Beach rentals from Hudson Companies for $47M

Real Deal excerpt -

Richard Scharf’s Abro Management nabbed two adjacent Brighton Beach rental buildings from the Hudson Companies for $46.9 million, sources told The Real Deal.

Abro, a Long Island-based investment firm, is now the third owner of the luxury rental buildings in just the four years since they’ve been built. GFI Capital Resources Group developed them in 2013, then sold them to David Kramer’s  Hudson Companies for $39.5 million in 2014.

The property at 1125 Banner Avenue rises 11 stories, and the other at 2750 East 12th Street has seven. Together, they have 102 apartments and span 115,000 square feet.

The South Brooklyn buildings’ market-rate rentals range in rent from $2,650 to $4,100

https://therealdeal.com/2017/03/17/abro-management-buys-two-brighton-beach-rentals-for-47m/ 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

DII signs 2 leases at Neptune Sixth!

Good News!

Commercial; Observer excerpt -

DII Stores has signed two leases at Cammeby’s Internationals 626 Sheepshead Bay Road development in Coney Island, according to the landlord.

In the larger of the two leases, the discount department store, which sells male and female apparel as well as home products, will occupy 11,600 square feet as the retail anchor of the seven-story office and retail building under construction near the intersection of West 8th Street.

The company currently operates a shop at nearby 530 Neptune Avenue between West 6th Street and Marsha Rapaport Way, a building that Cammeby’s owns and plans to demolish for a 42-story residential tower.

“DII is an important part of the Coney Island community, so we’re extremely happy that they will remain a permanent fixture by serving as the anchor tenant,” Jacob Cohen, executive vice president of development at Cammeby’s, said in a statement. “The company will also bring its corporate offices to the property, providing employees with a new, modern work environment.”

https://commercialobserver.com/2017/03/dii-stores-signs-leases-coney-island-626-sheepshead-bay-road-cammebys-international/

Up to $5,000 a month rent at Avalon Bay - Sheepshead Bay

Avalon Bay 

Apartment 14B  3 bedrooms, 3 baths (1419 sq ft) Available 10/1/2017 

Lease Terms


24 months at $5,215 /mo
13 months at $5,070 /mo

https://www.avaloncommunities.com/new-york/brooklyn-apartments/avalon-brooklyn-bay/apartment/NY041-NY041-001-14B

108 Neptune Avenue in Brighton Beach


108 Neptune Avenue Brighton Beach Exterior

LUXURY BY THE BAY

Relaxed living and elegance collide at 108 Neptune, a collection of near-waterfront luxury residences designed by acclaimed architect Karl Fischer. Located in Brighton Beach less than one mile from the iconic Coney Island Boardwalk, this condominium offers thoughtfully designed units at exceptional value.

Video - Cosmos Media Day

Welcome to Coney Island, Brooklyn!

https://www.facebook.com/nycosmos/videos/1253742074662939/?pnref=story

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Cosmos this summer, Coney gets MUCH MUCH BIGGER in 2018!

Here is what we are expecting to happen in 2018 -

1. Childs Restaurant Building at the Amphitheater goes year round with winter entertainment and events.

2. Neptune/Sixth Shopping Mall opens

3. New Aquarium opens

4. New Coney Water Park speculated for Summer 18

Welcome to Coney, NY Cosmos!

Pix11 excerpt -

It won’t just be the Cosmos coming to Brooklyn; the team will bring more foot traffic to local businesses and jobs.

“It’s more than just about soccer and about fans and about people coming to Coney Island, which is great, it’s about economic development,” said Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Andrew Hoan.

Bringing the Cosmos to Coney Island will call for an increase of jobs, such as concessions and in the stands. Local businesses will also benefit with the crowds coming to see the Cosmos.

“The restaurants and the different places in Coney Island are going to be seeing visitors,” said Hoan.
Hoan says hundreds of jobs will be available to Coney Island residents to help with the boost in tourism.

The Cosmos will have their first home game on April 1 against Miami FC.

Fans can score tickets by calling 855-712-6766.

http://pix11.com/2017/03/06/soccer-team-new-york-cosmos-become-coney-islands-newest-sports-team/

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Cosmos Welcome Party at Gargiulos

Front Row Soccer excerpt -

WELCOME PARTY: Brooklyn Chamber, Coney Island and community organizations to hold one for Cosmos

Feb 26, 2017 | New York Cosmos |

The Cosmos will receive a welcome to Brooklyn next month.

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Alliance for Coney Island, community organizations and elected officials will welcome the two-time defending North American Soccer League champions to the borough at a party at Gargiulo’s Restaurant Monday, March 6, from 6-8 p.m.

http://www.frontrowsoccer.com/2017/02/26/welcome-party-brooklyn-chamber-coney-island-and-community-organizations-to-hold-one-for-cosmos/

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Coney Jobs Recruitment Event

From Coney Island Facebook


Looking for work? We're holding a recruitment event on March 7 & 8, from 11am- 4pm, with employment opportunities at Nathan's Famous, Luna Park NYC, Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park, Applebee's Coney Island and more! Available positions include ride operators, customer service/retail, and food/beverage service. Must be 18 years or older. Pre-register today to attend! http://bit.ly/coneyjobs2017

https://www.facebook.com/coneyislandfun/photos/a.376477074513.156108.18664769513/10154539047069514/?type=3&theater

Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, standing 


Monday, February 20, 2017

Complete schedule of Cyclones, Cosmos, College Baseball, and Ultimate Disc games at MCU Park

Here are the links to Brooklyn Baseball Banter Blog - It contains the complete list of 2017 games from February all the way through the end of October. A total of 89 games. This does not include wrestling, concerts, and other special events planned.

https://brooklynbaseballbanter.com/schedule-of-mcu-park-games/

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1mB9Yg5nU7HF4iEpKhw-uq7yT1hvpFJt_x7qA7qBLWWI/edit#gid=0

Friday, February 17, 2017

Woody Allen’s new movie named ‘Wonder Wheel’

Brooklyn Paper excerpt -

Coney Island’s Wonder Wheel will not only make a cameo in Woody Allen’s forthcoming film — it will also lend its name to the title. The celebrated and controversial director, who spent time shooting in The People’s Playground last summer, has named his upcoming 2017 offering “Wonder Wheel” after the amusement-district gem. 

http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/40/8/all-new-woody-allen-movie-named-wonder-wheel-2017-02-24-bk.html

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Brooklyn Paper - Zamperla's 2014 Plans for a Coney Water Park

Seems to be in the exact 5 parcels now available in the RFP

Brooklyn Paper 3/11/14 excerpt -

The people behind Luna Park are looking to make an even bigger splash in Coney Island.

Zamperla — the company that operates Luna Park, lights the Parachute Jump, and makes the B&B Carousell go round — are in talks to build a waterpark on the former site of the original Thunderbolt rollercoaster. 

Italian-born amusement tycoon Alberto Zamperla said that he is in negotiations with Jasmine Bullard, daughter of the late Sodom by the Sea land baron Horace Bullard, to construct a slippery funzone on five parcels stretching from Surf Avenue to the Boardwalk.

http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/37/11/all-coney-waterpark-2014-03-14-bk_37_11.html

Monday, February 6, 2017

New RFP for amusements near the Thunderbolt

Hoping for a water park from Zamperla!

AMNY excerpt -

New York’s got a ticket to ride: More attractions could be on tap for Coney Island.

The city is looking to bring 150,000 square feet of new amusements along the Coney Island boardwalk.

A joint request for proposals (RFP) from the New York City Economic Development Corporations and the Parks Department will be released Monday, calling for the development and operation of five parcels along the boardwalk smack in the middle of the amusement district.

“Coney Island just keeps getting better,” James Patchett, president and CEO of the NYCEDC, said in a statement. “The de Blasio Administration is working to grow jobs in the amusement district, building affordable housing and investing in critical infrastructure. It’s all part of our effort to improve quality of life and expand opportunities for Coney Island residents while preserving the unique culture of this historic destination.”

The five parcels of land are located in a block along the boardwalk, right near the Thunderbolt and Wonder Wheel rides and out beyond left field of the MCU Park, home of the Brooklyn Cyclones.

http://www.amny.com/news/coney-island-boardwalk-could-see-more-rides-as-city-pursues-development-1.13068247

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Coney Development has reached a tipping point

With the Brooklyn Cyclones and the Cosmos playing in MCU Park, the new Ford Amphitheater, and Luna Park, we have finally reached a level where the Nimbys have no argument left against development. The new chain restaurants (Applebees, IHOP, Grimaldi's, Wahlburgers, Chipotle etc), and the coming New Aquarium and Neptune/Sixth shopping mall/tower only build on that momentum.

All of this has taken years for Coney to achieve. But the development community has certainly taken notice. Onward and upward to Times Square By the Sea!

Cosmos and year round Coney

Brooklyn Paper excerpt -

Plus, the stadium will roll out the green carpet — Astroturf, that is — so players won’t have to contend with clay from the diamond, and so fans won’t have to look at baselines during the footie, Harner said.

“I think that’s ideally what we’ll do so we also don’t have 100 different lines on the field and it won’t look like a grammar school gym. We’ll see what works and what doesn’t, but we’re looking forward to it to really make the ball field and Coney Island a year-round spot.”

http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/40/6/bn-cosmos-soccer-coming-to-brooklyn-2017-02-10-bk.html

Thursday, February 2, 2017

NY Cosmos Official Announcement

Official release -


The New York Cosmos announced today that MCU Park in Brooklyn will be the new home of the legendary soccer club. The team will host a total of 16 regular season NASL matches at MCU Park this year beginning with the home opener on April 1st.  Season ticket membership packages for the upcoming 2017 season at MCU Park will go on sale Friday, February 3rd.  

“When I took control of the club on January 10th, our immediate priorities were to stabilize the NASL, re-hire the Cosmos front office personnel and coaching staff, rebuild our team roster and relocate to a fan friendly venue within the five boroughs,” said Cosmos Chairman, Rocco B. Commisso. “In less than a month, we have achieved those objectives, including re-signing many of the starters from our 2016 Championship Team.” 

“During the Cosmos’ inaugural season in 1971, the team played at Yankee Stadium,” continued Commisso. “With our move to MCU Park in Brooklyn, we are not only able to offer fans easy access to a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience, but we are also reconnecting the club to its original New York City roots.  Adding the excitement of Cosmos’ games to Coney Island’s already vibrant atmosphere will be a win-win for our club and soccer enthusiasts throughout the metropolitan area.”      

Located just steps from Coney Island's famed boardwalk, MCU Park is also home to the Brooklyn Cyclones, a minor league baseball team affiliated with the New York Mets.  The stadium sits under the majestic Parachute Jump, and is surrounded by public beaches, amusement park attractions, restaurants and bars.  This unique locale features ample parking, and is served by the D, F, N and Q subway trains and numerous bus routes from the adjacent Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue Station.  

"We are thrilled to showcase MCU Park as a multi-purpose venue and welcome the Cosmos, a storied franchise in American soccer history,” said New York Mets Chief Operating Officer, Jeff Wilpon.  “All New York area soccer fans will enjoy watching the Cosmos make their mark in Brooklyn."

"With the Cosmos coming to Brooklyn, we're adding a world class franchise to New York City's proud soccer tradition,” said New York City Mayor, Bill de Blasio.  “We couldn't be more proud to welcome the New York Cosmos to the five boroughs." 

“Coney Island has been an iconic destination for generations of New York families,” said Brooklyn Borough President, Eric L. Adams. “This historic Brooklyn neighborhood’s remarkable renaissance will hopefully accelerate even further with the move of the New York Cosmos to MCU Park.”  

"The New York Cosmos are back where they belong: New York City,” said New York City Councilman, Vincent Gentile.  “Cementing themselves in Brooklyn at MCU Park in Coney Island with a passionate fan base dating back to the 1970's, the Cosmos will attract soccer fans and casual fans of the beautiful game alike."

“Coney Island and the Cosmos are a perfect fit,” said New York City Councilman, Mark Treyger.  “I welcome the Cosmos to MCU Park and back to New York City, and look forward to seeing a whole new generation enjoy one of our city’s legendary sports clubs.”

“Brooklyn scores again in the wide world of sports. Bringing the Cosmos to MCU Park gives an even bigger kick to Coney Island as a destination and provides another option for families looking to spend a fun day together,” said Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Andrew Hoan.

"We are excited to welcome the New York Cosmos to Coney Island. Having the historic soccer club join the Amusement District will allow soccer fans to see the Cosmos while also enjoying an amazing ocean breeze and all Coney Island has to offer", Alexandra Silversmith, Executive Director of the Alliance for Coney Island. 

http://www.nycosmos.com/news/2017/02/02/new-york-cosmos-moving-to-mcu-park-in-brooklyn

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Coney Is Cosmos Country!!!!!!

Empire of Soccer excerpt -

Following months of speculation, EoS has confirmed through sources that the Cosmos will call MCU Park in Coney Island, Brooklyn home for the upcoming 2017 North American Soccer League Season. It will be the first season the storied Cosmos have played inside the Five Boroughs since 1976 when Yankee Stadium hosted them.

An official announcement on the move from the Cosmos is expected Wednesday or Thursday of this week. Cosmos COO Erik Stover informed fans in an email Tuesday that the new venue will provide an improved matchday experience.

New Cosmos Owner Rocco B. Commisso told media members in a conference call earlier in the month that he was considering several options for a stadium in his first season in charge, but that talks had only been held for two other venues. Columbia University was reportedly be the other location up for discussion, although those talks never advanced past the preliminary stage.

The team’s previous majority owners were in the final stages of a deal to bring the Cosmos to MCU Park in 2017, but those discussions stalled in the final months of last year as mounting debt led to front office layoffs and most of the roster being released.

With a new lease on life under Commisso, the Cosmos are ready for a fresh start in Brooklyn following four seasons of lackluster returns at the gate at Hofstra University’s James M. Shuart Stadium. 

http://www.empireofsoccer.com/sources-new-york-cosmos-to-call-mcu-park-home-in-2017-57530/

Saturday, January 7, 2017

THE COSMOS ARE COMING TO CONEY ISLAND YESSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!

Empire Of Soccer excerpt -

Their home field? MCU Park. New York had been in talks with MCU for several months. However, the recent upheaval within the club and the unsteady future of the NASL put those conversations at a standstill.

Nevertheless, MCU continued to blackout potential playing dates at their stadium in case their situation turned around, meaning the Cosmos can still execute their schedule for both the Spring and Fall season. Despite previous reports claiming Columbia University would be in play, sources tell us the only home option for 2017 remains MCU.

http://www.empireofsoccer.com/commisso-and-the-cosmos-seamus-role-back-pay-and-a-future-home-at-mcu-56805/

Friday, January 6, 2017

Brooklyn Daily - Billionaire files plans for long-delayed ‘Ocean Dreams’ development in Coney

Excerpt -

Ocean Dreams do come true!

Billionaire developer John Catsimatidis will soon break ground on his massive — and long-deferred — Coney Island mixed-use development dubbed “Ocean Dreams.” Cats’s Red Apple Group recently filed plans to build a 21-story tower on a Boardwalk-adjacent parcel that he bought last summer. 

http://www.brooklyndaily.com/stories/2017/2/bn-catsimatidis-building-ocean-dreams-in-coney-2017-06-01-bk.html