Save Coney Island on Rezoning Vote: ‘A Sad Day for New York City’

In response to today’s City Council vote to approve the Bloomberg administration’s flawed rezoning plan for Coney Island, grassroots activist group Save Coney Island issued the following statement from its spokesman, Juan Rivero: This is a sad day for New York City. As a result of this rezoning, people across the city and around the […]

Save Coney Island, Call Your Council Member: A Message From Coney Island’s ‘Mayor’

The fate of Coney Island is now before the City Council. Time is running out. Call your elected officials today! CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS!

Councilman Tony Avella Blasts Coney Island Rezoning on WNYC

Yesterday, New York City Councilman Tony Avella blasted the City’s Coney Island rezoning plan on WNYC’s “The Brian Lehrer Show.” Listen here: Earlier this month, Councilman Avella worked with Save Coney Island to introduce an amendment in the City Council’s zoning committee recommending that the city fix its plan by expanding the area for amusements […]

Coney Island Luminaries Urge City to Fix Rezoning Plan at Borough Hall Rally

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RALLY: Last Chance to Save Coney Island (Sunday 7/26)

Join us for one last rally to save Coney Island before the City Council votes on a flawed rezoning plan that would forever ruin Coney Island’s famed amusement district. WHAT: Rally to Save Coney Island WHEN: Sunday, July 26th at 1 p.m. WHERE: By the steps of Brooklyn Borough Hall The City Council is voting […]

Brooklyn Borough President Calls for ‘Larger Amusement Area,’ ‘Preservation’

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz issued a statement expressing hope that the final plan for Coney Island will be reflect the recommendations made by him and others, “including a larger amusement area that remains unique, creative and iconic in its architecture, signage, lighting and preservation of appropriate buildings and amusements.” The Brooklyn Daily Eagle has […]

Council Fails to Request Needed Changes to City’s Coney Island Rezoning Plan

Local activist group Save Coney Island is disappointed by the failure of the City Council’s Land Use Committee today to make necessary revisions to the City’s flawed rezoning plan for Coney Island. The City’s flawed plan will now proceed to the full City Council for a vote, without the needed revisions having been made to […]

Last Chance for Council to Fix Coney Island Rezoning Plan

The City Council’s Land Use Committee has a final opportunity tomorrow (Tues. 7/20) to recommend urgently needed revisions to the City’s flawed rezoning plan for Coney Island. The Land Use Committee met today and recessed without making any recommendations — a sign that the City has not yet done the necessary work to fix its […]

Key Council Meeting on Coney Island Tomorrow (Mon.) Morning

It is our understanding that the City Council Zoning and Land Use Committees are scheduled to vote tomorrow, Monday July 20th, on revisions to the Coney Island rezoning plan. WE NEED YOU TO ATTEND AND MAKE YOUR PRESENCE FELT! When:  9:30 am Where:  250 Broadway; 16th floor hearing room. PLEASE, GET THERE EARLY TO GET […]

Unions: ‘City Must Preserve More Space for Outdoor Amusements’

Leaders of a half-dozen leading unions and community advocacy groups sent a letter to members of New York City Council expressing “deep concerns regarding the City’s plan to redevelop Coney Island.” They urged the City Council to change the plans in order to guarantee good jobs, create more affordable housing, improve public amenities for neighborhood […]