Later in the same column, Ryley reports on some suggestions that Jasper Goldman of the Municipal Art Society made for improving the city's plan in a recent newsletter. One suggestion that really stands out is Mr. Goldman's assertion that "the city should create an interim plan to ensure Coney Island remains a destination during the development phase." In particular, he suggests features such as "food and antique markets, music and performance spaces, and art installations."
Considering that a completion date of 2019 has been thrown around, this suggestion is extremely well taken. We can't simply spend the next decade waiting for Coney Island to be redeveloped; we need to be able to enjoy Coney Island in the meantime.
That being said, a roller rink isn't a bad start.
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