Leading Historians: Save Coney Island’s Historic Buildings

Eleven prominent historians of New York City have signed a letter urging the preservation of several historic Coney Island buildings currently threatened with demolition by developer Thor Equities. Among the endangered buildings are several dating back more than a century, including both the amusement district’s oldest building and the music hall where Harpo Marx first […]

Historic Coney Walking Tour This Sunday, 6/13!

There has been such interest in our walking tour of Coney Island’s historic buildings, that we’ve decided to keep doing them.  So if you missed the first one, you get another chance… The next one will be this Sunday. The guided tour will cover all the historic buildings along Surf Avenue, as well as some […]

Daily News Publishes Op-Ed From Save Coney Island

The Daily News published an Op-Ed today from Save Coney Island’s Juan Rivero calling for the preservation and reuse of Coney Island’s historic buildings: With the opening of the new Luna Park this weekend, Coney Island has welcomed its first new amusement park in nearly half a century. But even as Coney Island seems set […]

Renderings Show Potential of Endangered Coney Island Buildings

Today we released renderings demonstrating the great potential of historic structures in Coney Island currently threatened with demolition by developer Thor Equities. The renderings imagine what two of Coney Island’s most historically significant buildings could become if they were preserved, restored and reused in the context of a revitalized Coney Island. They depict the Coney […]