Walking Tour of Historic Buildings a Success!

The first walking tour of Coney Island’s historic buildings was a tremendous success.  We had thirty more participants than the twenty we expected. Several people, at the walk and by email, strongly encouraged us to do these historic tours on a regular basis.  We had expected this to be a one time thing to celebrate […]

Save Coney Island Hails New Luna Park, but Warns Coney’s History Is in Danger

Save Coney Island today hailed the opening this weekend of Zamperla USA’s Luna Park as a key step toward the revitalization of Coney Island. But, at the same time, Save Coney Island warned that Coney Island’s historic heritage is in grave danger, with speculator Thor Equities planning to demolish several of Coney Island’s most historically […]

Historic Coney Walking Tour This Saturday, 5/29

Join us this Saturday to celebrate the grand opening of Luna Park with a walking tour of Coney Island’s remaining historic buildings.  The guided tour will cover the Coney Island Historic District that we are urging the Landmarks Preservation Commission to create, as well as some of Coney’s existing landmarks. Learn more about Coney Island’s […]

Support Grows for Protecting Threatened Historic Buildings

Prominent voices are joining the chorus calling for Coney Island’s historic buildings to be saved from Thor’s wrecking ball. Both Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and the Municipal Art Society have called for the threatened structures to be saved. Markowitz wrote in a letter to the Landmarks Preservation Commission: Although Coney Island was once the […]

Save Coney Island on This Week’s Court Decision

On Tuesday May 11 State Supreme Court Judge Eileen Rakower issued a decision rejecting grassroots activist group Save Coney Island’s lawsuit seeking to overturn the rezoning of Coney Island. In response to this decision, Save Coney Island issued the following statement: Save Coney Island is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to restoring Coney Island as […]

Preservation Rally at City Hall – Join Us!

Click on the thumbnails to see images at a larger size. Photographs by Sonny Aronson WHAT: Rally for Preservation WHEN: Wednesday, May 12th at 10am SHARP WHERE: City Hall Steps – 4,5,6, N or R Trains to City Hall. GET THERE EARLY TO GET THROUGH SECURITY If you have a Save Coney Island shirt, wear […]