Tuesday, November 04, 2008

You Too Can Be A Coney Imagineer

It's Time to Imagine Coney: A Call for Ideas!

The voice for the future of New York City: The Municipal Arts Society has put out a call to express you imagination for the new Coney Island. The Society is attempting to assemble a team to reinvision what's best for the future of Coney Island.

Here's the letter from Kent Barwick, President:

On Monday, October 27, MAS launched ImagineConey, a new initiative to develop new ideas for Coney Island's future. Our goal is to see Coney Island restored to its place as one of the world’s great entertainment and amusement destinations - the "world's playground.” On that day, we brought together a world-class team of designers, engineers, producers and economists at Brooklyn Borough Hall to listen to presentations from key stakeholders (click here to see photographs from the day and here to watch a NY1 broadcast).

The team will return for a two-day "charrette" - an intense design workshop - on November 13 and November 14 and present their initial ideas to the public on November 17.

Here’s how to submit your ideas. 1) Visit our new website
ImagineConey.com. You can submit ideas as text (less than 150 words) on the website or as graphics which can be emailed to us at imagineconey@mas.org. 2) Attend a workshop next Monday, November 10 (in Coney Island) or next Wednesday, November 12 (at Brooklyn Public Library). For more information about the workshops, click here.

All of the ideas will be displayed online at
ImagineConey.com and also at an exhibit that will open in January 2009 here at MAS. The deadline for submission is December 15, and ideas submitted before November 12 will also be considered by the team for potential inclusion in their presentation on November 17.

So start "Imagining Coney" - and please forward this e-mail to all your friends and colleagues who you think might be interested!

Kent Barwick, President

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