The Future of Coney Island


That's the subject of a report [warning:pdf] issued by the Center for an Urban Future. They asked experts, artists, authors and general Brooklyn folk to weigh in on the soon-to-be-rezoned part of town: Jonathan Lethem, Michael Sorkin and Mike Wallace (the historian, not the newscaster) are among them. What's missing? What do you think of it now? What do you think of Joe Sitt's ideas? are some of the questions posed. And, finally: What would Coney be without the rides? As Lethem says, "I’d really be sorry to see it turned into a private residential pleasure zone. It’s got to have a public function."
Some Brave New Worlds for Coney [NY Daily News]
Photo by auggie tolosa.

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