EXPERTS DISCUSS FUTURE OF AMUSEMENTS IN AN URBAN ECONOMY
A panel of amusement and economic experts will discuss the future of amusement parks in New York’s recession-era economy and whether Coney Island has the potential to become a true economic engine for New York.
The panel discussion, entitled "A Serious Business: The Future of Amusements in an Urban Economy" is part of the Municipal Art Society’s broad-based “ImagineConey” exhibit on Coney Island that features 350 design ideas from the public, as well as the results of two public workshops and a design workshop with leading amusement professionals.
Panelists will include: former Disney executive and Managing Director at real estate advisory firm RCLCo, David Malmuth; former Six Flags executive and Senior Vice President of PARC Management, Dan Aylward; President of the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) Seth Pinsky; and owner of Astroland Amusement Park, Carol Albert.
The Municipal Art Society
457 Madison Ave.
February 11, 2009
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
$15, $12 MAS members/students
www.mas.org/programs or 212-935-2075