Leading National Preservation Publication Reports on Fight to Save Coney’s Endangered History

The online edition of Preservation Magazine, a publication of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, has a lengthy report on the fight to save historic buildings in the Coney Island amusement district currently threatened with demolition by Thor Equities

The article quotes Save Coney Island spokesman Juan Rivero:

“The notion that these buildings couldn’t be salvaged is absurd,” Rivero says. “Plenty of historic structures in New York City and Coney Island that were restored have become iconic contributors to the historic landscape.”

It also quotes Charles Denson of the Coney Island History Project:

People aren’t coming to Coney Island merely to play games, says Charles Denson, director of the Coney Island History Project and author of Coney Island: Lost and Found. “People go to Six Flags or Disney World for one reason, but they come to Coney Island for history,” he says. “It’s not just nostalgia; there’s an emotional component to Coney Island. People come from all over the world, and they love it. And the restoration of Luna Park was is the kind of direction we should keep going in.”

The article can be read here.

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