Save Coney Island Campaign Performs Mock Auction

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    Actors dressed as an auctioneer, investors and the Coney Island Mermaids paraded down Stillwell Avenue on Coney Island Thursday urging developer Joseph Sitt and city officials to revise re-development plans to include the preservation of several historic buildings.

    Joe Rivero, a spokesperson for the Save Coney Island campaign, said that the group would bring in engineers to help developers evaluate the soundness of the historic sites.

    Save Coney Island Campaign Holds Mock Auction

    [NY] Save Coney Island Campaign Holds Mock Auction
    A crew of actors performed a mock auction Thursday at several of Coney Island's historic buildings, urging developer Joe Sitt not to demolish age-old structures. (Published Thursday, June 17, 2010)

    Beach-goers and locals alike looked on as the group of actors drummed up a lot of noise around lunch time.

    Business owner Dennis Corines is excited about the current re-development plans, but he would also like to see certain buildings saved and restored. A spokesperson from Sitt's development company, Thor Equities, did not return calls for comment.