Wall Street Journal Op Ed: Save Surf Ave. Buildings

Historian Michael Immerso, author of “Coney Island: The People’s Playground,” has penned an op ed in the Wall Street Journal urging the preservation of Coney Island’s endangered historic buildings: In crafting its Strategic Plan for Coney Island, the city made a commitment to “restore and construct historic and new features to anchor new development and […]

Coney Documentary Festival Premier

Make it a Coney Island Weekend!! Come to the festival premier of Last Summer at Coney Island, a wonderful documentary about Astroland’s last summer of operation. WHERE – Tribeca Cinemas; 54 Varick St (Ace Film Festival) WHEN – Saturday, August 21, at 3:20 Following the screening, there will be a Q&A w/ filmmakers and special […]

Walking Tour on Sundays

Don’t miss the chance to join us in our walking tour of historic Coney Island!  We will celebrate the State’s Determination of Eligibility by offering our free walking tours every Sunday through the end of September. The guided tour will cover all the historic buildings along Surf Avenue, as well as some of Coney’s existing […]

Thor Begins Demolishing Historic Henderson Building Without Permits (UPDATED)

SEE UPDATE AT BOTTOM Thor Equities appears to have begun demolition work on Coney Island’s historic Henderson Music Hall building, apparently without receiving any permits and without taking appropriate safety measures. Workers were seen and photographed this morning (Monday August 16) on the building’s roof using mechanical equipment to remove bricks from the top of […]

State Affirms Merits of Coney Island Historic District

In a key victory for the campaign to preserve Coney Island’s endangered heritage, the state office responsible for historic preservation has declared that Coney Island’s amusement district meets the criteria for recognition as a historic district in the State and National Registers of Historic Places. In an August 12 letter, the New York State Office […]

Historic Coney Walking Tour This Sunday, 8/8!

There has been such interest in our walking tour of Coney Island’s historic buildings, that we’ve decided to keep doing them. The next one will be this Sunday. The guided tour will cover all the historic buildings along Surf Avenue, as well as some of Coney’s existing landmarks. Learn more about Coney Island’s rich history, […]

New Coney Island Map Coming Soon!

Save Coney Island has developed a brand new & beautiful map of Coney Island for the Summer of 2010. In an effort to showcase Coney Island as the Playground of the World and draw attention to Coney Island’s endangered historic legacy, Save Coney Island teamed up with designer Naomi Donabedian to create a map that […]