Important City Council Hearing on Coney Rezoning! Help Us Tell City Council to FIX the Plan or KILL the Plan!

Public Hearing at City Council The Land-use subcommittee of the City Council will be holding a public hearing this week. Wednesday, July 1, 10:00 AM Council Chambers – City Hall (between Broadway and Park Row) It is very important that we attend.  The City Council is scheduled to vote by the end of July and […]

Save Coney Island Legislative Lunch a Success!

Our legislative lunch was attended by representatives of 20 council-members and in some cases by council members themselves — evidence that the City’s flawed plan is an issue of city-wide concern. Our presentation discussed several dimensions of Coney Island amusements. CIUSA founder Dick Zigun spoke about the ruinous impact that the City’s plan would have […]

Marching Mermaids: Don’t Shrink Coney! Fix the Plan!

Throngs of marching mermaids sent the City a clear message at this year’s Mermaid Parade: Don’t shrink Coney Island! Fix your flawed rezoning plan! A few days earlier, Save Coney Island had sent some Mermaids into Manhattan to deliver a simple message to the City Planning Commission: Fix the City’s flawed rezoning plan! But the […]

City Planning Commission’s Vote Threatens Coney Island’s Future

Advocates for a vital Coney Island amusement district blasted the City Planning Commission’s decision today to approve — without meaningful revisions — a rezoning plan that would radically shrink the size of Coney Island’s famed amusement area and insert four soaring high-rises up to 27 stories tall into the heart of the amusement area. “This […]

Mermaids Take Manhattan — Lobby to Save Coney Island

Mermaids took to the streets of Lower Manhattan today to deliver some important information to members of the City Planning Commission in advance of their vote later this week on a flawed City rezoning plan for Coney Island. The Coney Island-loving mermaids took a break from preparations for next weekend’s Mermaid Parade to urge the […]

‘Don’t Shrink Coney!’ Rally: Video and Press

The New York Post covered the rally: Channel 12 was there, too.

Don’t Shrink Coney! Rally a Success

The rally at City Hall was a resounding success.  We had a great turnout and made our voices heard!! Speakers included Dick Zigun, Richard Eagan, Miss Cyclone, and Juan Rivero.

RALLY: Don’t Shrink Coney Island! June 10th

When / Where: * New York City Hall Steps (Btw. Broadway and Park Row) * Wednesday June 10, 1 p.m. * We will meet at 12:30 p.m. by the fountain in City Hall park so that we have time to go through security. * Parade will follow demonstration. The future of Coney Island is in […]

This Weekend: Petitioning By the Seashore!

Save Coney Island has a BIG weekend coming up. Some of you may already have volunteer shifts of your own scheduled, but we’d like to invite you all to join us in Coney Island on Saturday and Sunday. It will be a great opportunity to meet each other, do some additional petitioning, and pick up […]