Year-End HOOPLA !
Eatery May Be Coney Housing [NY Post]
Sitt's Next Coney Island Target: Gargiulo's Restaurant [Gowanus Lounge]
Sitt Won't Be Eating Italian in Coney After All [Gowanus Lounge]
James Brown Jr at Cha Cha’s Coney Island [Coney Island ShortCakes]
Coney Island Update: Send in the Clowns [Gowanus Lounge]
Sitt Happens: Meet Brooklyn's Demolition Man [Gowanus Lounge]
More Coney year-end wrap-ups from Gowanus Lounge:
As for some of the top 2007 Brooklyn Development Battles, GL points to Sitt and Company; "Will Mr. Sitt get his way? Or will the community have a say? Stay tuned"
Among the most threatened Brooklyn Landmarks, GL speculates about the Wonder Wheel. "Protected in theory, but a sneak attack by Thor Equities is not out of the question".
As part of the top ten stories GL states the following excerpt: "Coney Island Plan/Sale of Astroland. Developer Joe Sitt's plans for Coney Island continued to develop with a number of iterations making the rounds in 2006. Most significantly, Mr. Sitt purchased Astroland, which will close at the end of the 2007 season, and began the process of evicting tenants on land he's already bought, making 2006 the last year before a long period of demolition, emptiness and construction. It remained very difficult to know what to make of the Coney plan, although Thor is best known as a developer of urban shopping centers and its Coney plan includes up to four 40-story highrises along the boardwalk."
And finally Kinetic Carnival is proud to be considered by GL as one of the top new Brooklyn blogs of 2006
And excerpt from the Daily News from their Brooklyn 2006: Pictures, places and people to remember
Coney's last ride
It was the end of an era for coney island and its ragtag, honky-tonk flavor as developer thor equities began squeezing out longtime tenants of the amusement mecca. first, more than a dozen businesses, including the owners of batting cages, go-carts and carny games, were told to pack up by the end of the year. But tempers really flared in November when the owners of Astroland, the neighborhood's oldest and largest park, announced they had sold the 3-acre site to thor.
by Jotham Sederstrom
Heroes, villains & a big stink [NY DailyNews]