Coney Island

A city led effort to revitalize Coney Island's famous boardwalk and amusements, started amid much angst from longtime business owners, has managed to achieve a delicate balance somewhere between Disney and seedy, writes Joseph Berger.
Jul 20, 2012   The New York Times
A new amusement and entertainment section has opened at New York City's Coney Island. Long suffering from disrepair and neglect, the new development marks a turnaround. But some locals still object.
May 31, 2010   Yahoo News
NYC has purchased 7 acres of Coney Island from a developer, with the hopes of breathing new life into the People's Playground.
Nov 12, 2009   The New York Times
New York City's planning commission recently approved a plan to revitalize Coney Island.
Jun 20, 2009   Crain's New York Business
Theme park experts suggest contracting a single operator to manage Coney Island, but there's some push back from city officials who fear a loss of diversity and character.
May 19, 2009   Brooklyn Paper
Redeveloping Coney Island could be the biggest rezoning effort in New York City history. The controversial plan has many in the city up in arms.
Apr 27, 2009   New York Daily News
The Municipal Art Society wants Coney Island to be bigger and more attractive, but the developer says time-share hotels and big boxes are the key the landmark's financial sustainability.
Feb 19, 2009   The New York Times
Highlights of the Coney Island revival plan include new housing, shops, and recreational facilities--which some say have no place in the historic amusement district.
Jan 21, 2009   New York Daily News