Here's what she wrote about her eviction in her latest e-mail.
>In addition Carlin has stated that she will be opening a new shop at the gateway to Coney Island; the newly renovated Stilwell Avenue Subway station.
It breaks my heart to tell you that, as a result of some pathetic bargaining game with the City, Thor Equities is evicting me from my shop on the boardwalk.
Nine years ago, I opened my fabulous Lola Staar Souvenir boutique on the boardwalk in Coney Island. For nine years I have worked with every bit of energy and passion inside me to grow my business and to contribute in a positive way to the community of Coney Island. Owning my shop on the boardwalk has been the most challenging and extraordinary experience of my life.
A few days before Christmas, Thor Equities (the developers who have bought most of the property in the amusement area of Coney Island) began evicting longtime tenants by cutting off locks, asking for triple the rent, or refusing to discuss 2009 leases. On Christmas Eve, huge custom-sized "Space For Lease" banners were put up on Ruby's Bar & Grill, Nathan's Boardwalk store, Cha Cha's, and others businesses on Thor's property in Coney Island.
I was evicted from my shop because of my involvement in Save Coney Island and my opposition to Thor's plan to build condos, high rises and shopping malls in Coney Island's historic Amusement District.