Saturday, November 17, 2007

Coney Island USA's Positive Response to Bloomberg's Plan

The Brooklyn paper has printed a letter from Coney Island USA's managing director, David Gratt, on the subject of Bloomberg's new plan for Coney Island.

To the editor,

Your editorial ("Bloomy to the Rescue?" Nov. 10) asks where the mayor's proposal for Coney Island leaves the freak show. We believe that his proposal leaves us in the middle of the entertainment district of Coney Island.

In August, Coney Island USA, parent organization of the freak show, purchased its building on the corner of Surf Avenue and West 12th Street- with funding supplied by the city. As a result of the city's largesse, the Freak Show, Mermaid Parade, Burlesque at the Beach and Coney Island Museum, are safe in perpetuity.

Read the rest of the letter here.

- post by Ben Nadler

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