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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

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