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!