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Friday, February 08, 2008

Borough Prez Talks Coney In State Of Borough Speech

Found on The Gowanus Lounge's Coney posts for today: 1, 2, and 3 - Borough President Marty Markowitz announces a few plans for Coney Island in his State of the Borough Speech.

One (GL writes):

Mr. Markowitz basically suggested the institution is getting a raw deal in terms of budget and attention from the Society.
He said he is working with the Mayor’s office to "consider the possibility of a Brooklyn-based board of directors to take control" of the New York Aquarium.Mr. Markowitz basically suggested the institution is getting a raw deal in terms of budget and attention from the Society. He said he is working with the Mayor’s office to "consider the possibility of a Brooklyn-based board of directors to take control" of the New York Aquarium.

Two (GL writes):

Was it barely two years ago that the lighting scheme esigned by Leni Schwendinger was unveiled? Well, the very subtle lighting debuted to mixed reviews and apparently hasn't done the trick and, now, Borough President Marty Markowitz is pushing a $1.5 million project that would include another redo of the lighting for Brooklyn's Eiffel Tower.

Three (GL writes):

Markowitz's who said the Grimshaw firm, which has dozens of high profile projects around the world in its portfolio and is doing the redesign of the historic Queens Museum building in Flushing Meadow Park as well as the (much diminished) design of the Fulton Transit Center in Manhattan, will design a new "Coney Island Center" that would become a stop on the summer outdoor concert circuit akin to Jones Beach. There has been community opposition to the noise such a facility would create, as it is surrounded by apartment buildings.


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posted by Omar Robau @ 2/08/2008 12:19:00 PM 

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