Some Thoughts on The New Plan
The Vourderis family's Deno's Wonder Wheel Park has been- and will undoubtedly continue to be- an integral part of the amusement area, so it makes sense to allow them to continue to maintain and develop their own property makes sense.
However, things such as the inclusion of the generic corporate monoliths of Dave & Busters and NikeTown, and the construction of hotel towers on the south side of Surf Avenue make a lot less sense. One can't help but wonder if this new Coney Island is going to look like Coney Island at all.
What is most troubling is that the amusement area has been whittled down from 15 acres to 9 acres. Hopefully, this number will not continue to be whittled down as plans continue to develop.
City's Coney Island Design Revised to Break Deadlock [New York Times]