The City Council may have approved a flawed rezoning plan that threatens to permanently diminish Coney Island’s famed amusement district, but Save Coney Island is not giving up the fight.
On August 5 Save Coney Island held its first meeting since the City Council’s vote. It was a great meeting, attended by several dozen enthusiastic New Yorkers —Coney Island residents, local business owners, artists, performers, Polar Bears, and Coney Island-lovers of all sorts. We talked about the vote and its implications for Coney Island, and discussed our upcoming efforts.
Save Coney Island will continue to pressure the City to buy as much land as possible for outdoor amusements. We will push for the landmarking of the historic buildings that this rezoning plan puts at risk. We will fight against the construction of those high-rise towers proposed for the heart of the amusement area. And we will resist the privatization of parkland in Coney Island, insisting that it remain devoted to public use.
We will be launching several initiatives in the coming weeks, and we look forward to your continued support.