Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Historic Coney Walking Tour This Sunday

Another historic walking out of Coney Island's destined (we hope) grand historic district.  Before the dirty hand of greed that will forever stain the name of Thor Equities if they destroy these precious buildings the Save Coney Island group has put together their tour of history.  Don't miss it.  Coney's history in Coney's future needs your support.
From Save Coney Island:
Our next historic walking tour will be this Sunday. Don't miss it!

The guided tour will cover all the historic buildings along Surf Avenue, as well as some of Coney's existing landmarks.

Learn more about Coney Island's rich history, the importance of preserving it, and what Save Coney Island is doing to protect what remains of this extraordinary heritage.

WHERE - In front of the Shore Theater, on the corner of Surf and Stillwell Aves
WHEN - Sunday, August 8th at 11:00 am
FREE! (but suggested donation of $10 appreciated.)

Join Save Coney Island for a stroll down Surf Avenue in which we will discuss Coney Island's surviving historic buildings. Unfortunately, several of these buildings are threatened with imminent demolition.  These include Henderson's Music Hall, where Harpo Marx first performed with his brothers Groucho and Gummo, and the Grashorn Building, Coney Island's oldest structure.

We will have historic pictures so you can see what the buildings once were; and a few renderings illustrating how these buildings could be creatively restored and reused.

This will be a great opportunity to find out more about the corridor that we hope will remain the historic core of a spectacular 21st-century Coney Island that honors the area's heritage.

Hope to see you there!

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