Save Coney Island Presents: Siren Screen Series 4

We are proud to announce the return of the Siren Screen Series!  Thanks to local Coney Island-loving filmmakers, Screen Series 4 will kick off the season with a bang.  And thanks to the generosity of the Museum of Modern Art, that bang will sound at their beautiful Celeste Bartos Theater.  Beyond the Coney films, the […]

Make It A Coney Island Weekend!

Volunteer! This weekend, members of Save Coney Island will be joining the ongoing volunteer efforts in Coney Island (see call for volunteers below). If you can’t make it but are looking for ways to help, keep scrolling down for a listing of other requests — donations are needed by numerous organizations. Over the past week, […]

New Save the Boardwalk Website

Please check out the new website in support of a wood boardwalk for Coney Island, and then share widely.  In it you can find links to the online petition, and you can read the letter and research materials that were submitted to the Design Commission.

Reminder: Boardwalk Preservation Meeting Tomorrow

On Saturday January 28st at 3pm, there will be a very important open meeting at the Brighton Beach Library–16 Brighton First Rd. at Brighton Beach Ave.–  hosted by the Coney-Brighton Boardwalk Alliance and Friends of the Boardwalk. Please come to this meeting to find out how you can help. RSVP to Rob at robburstein[at]hotmail[dot]com. Click here for […]

Boardwalk Hearing Postponed (update your calendars!)

We received word that the Parks Department has postponed the date of the presentation of their Boardwalk proposal to the Design Commission. Therefore, the hearing will no longer be held on January 30th, as we were originally told. The hearing has been tentatively rescheduled for February 21st. As soon as that date is confirmed, we will […]

Coney’s Boardwalk is NOT a Sidewalk! (petition below)

Please help the effort to keep the Parks Dpt. from replacing Coney’s historic Boardwalk with concrete.  Our friends at Amusing the Zillion have a great summary of where things stand.  If you want to help, here’s what you can do: 1) On Saturday January 28st at 3pm, there will be a very important open meeting at […]

SCI Presents: Siren Screen Series!

SCI presents the third Siren Screen Series, an evening of short films. This year’s schedule features our biggest ever array of award winning filmmakers. Included to the lineup; Charlie Denson, Howie Alex, a collaboration featuring Emmy winner Jesse Dylan and best selling author Larry “Ratso” Sloman, as well as many more. Balancing the collection of […]

Good News: Longtime Boardwalk Businesses May Be Allowed to Stay

Good news from Coney Island! Some of the beloved, longtime businesses on Coney Island’s Boardwalk may have been granted a last-minute reprieve. The businesses had expected to be evicted with their current leases about to run out. However, a deal between Central Amusements International — which runs the properties under a lease from the City […]

Save Coney Island Featured in The Real Deal

Save Coney Island spokesman Juan Rivero participated in a forum on Coney Island redevelopment in a recent issue of the New York City real estate newspaper The Real Deal. Here’s what he said in response to some questions from The Real Deal: How concerned are you about old-time Coney Island businesses going under? The departure […]

Coney Island Starts a New Season

This weekend Coney Island opens for another season of excitement!  Coney Island is going  to look a lot different this spring than it did last season, due to several welcome additions and to several unfortunate losses. The good news first: Zamperla’s Luna Park will be joined by a second amusement park, the Scream Zone! The […]