Brooklyn Paper reported:
In an embarrassing setback, Coney Island's would-be savior, developer Joe Sitt, has postponed the highly publicized grand opening of rides, freak shows and vendors this weekend.
Sitt's "Festival by the Sea" has been hyped for months and will still open this weekend in Coney Island, but noly half of the 25 rides will be on hand at the West 10th Street and Surf Avenue site. (Sittland East / former Astroland site) Sitt's bazaar of food, crafts and knickknack vendors will be nearby, but they will be exposed to the elements because of a ten mishap.
Stefan Friedman, Thor Equities spokesperson recently told this blog that up to 25 rides will be definitely coming to Coney Island by May 15th. With only about three rides (Ring of Fire, Scrambler, and the Himalaya) parked at Coney at the moment,and the weekend already started,it sure looks like they are falling short of their promise and speculated.
The impending rain has also caused a delay in opening. The rain date
Sitt Not on it - Joe's Coney 'Festival' Suffers setback [The Brooklyn Paper]
Sitt's "Festival by the Sea" Hits Setbacks [Ruby's Bar & Grill]