Thursday, October 09, 2008

Coney Island At The CrossRoads Presentation Video

If you did not attend the Municipal Arts Society's "Coney Island At The Crossroads" event this past September 17th then you can watch the panel's presentation in the video here brought to you by Thirteen Forum.

The City of New York’s Comprehensive Development and Rezoning Plan for Coney Island would reduce to 9 acres from 15 a city-owned open-air amusement park north of the Boardwalk between KeySpan Park and the New York Aquarium. It would transform the area into a year-round entertainment district, with abundant retail and as many as 5,000 apartments along Surf Ave. Following the presentation of the plan, a anel with varied perspectives responds to the city’s proposal. Moderators include Kent Barwick, president, Municipal Art Society; and Jonathan Bowles, director of the Center for an Urban Future. Participants include Dick Zigun, found of Coney Island USA; Purnima Kapur, director, NYC Department of City Planning, Brooklyn Office; Lynn Kelly, president, Coney Island Development Corporation; Carol Hall Albert, owner, Astroland; Sheryl Robertson, director, South Brooklyn Youth Consortium. This event was held at the Municipal Arts Society.

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