Coney Island

August 28, 2016, 9am PDT
A case study in New York's response to the Hurricane Sandy flooding in the neighborhoods of Coney Island and Gravesend.
New York Economic Development Corporation
July 20, 2012, 12pm PDT
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.
The New York Times
May 31, 2010, 5am PDT
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.
Yahoo News
November 12, 2009, 12pm PST
NYC has purchased 7 acres of Coney Island from a developer, with the hopes of breathing new life into the People's Playground.
The New York Times
June 20, 2009, 7am PDT
New York City's planning commission recently approved a plan to revitalize Coney Island.
Crain's New York Business
May 19, 2009, 5am PDT
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.
Brooklyn Paper
April 27, 2009, 6am PDT
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.
New York Daily News
February 19, 2009, 12pm PST
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.
The New York Times
January 21, 2009, 11am PST
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.
New York Daily News