Burden To Municipal Art Society: Don't Mess With City's Coney Plans

On Friday, we wrote about how the Municipal Art Society is putting together a design forum to come up with ideas for the redevelopment of Coney Island, kicking off the initiative today.

But this weekend, a Department of City Planning spokeswoman sent over a statement from planning director Amanda Burden that effectively fired a shot over the Municipal Art Society's bow, saying that the city welcomes new ideas—but not any that would change or interfere with its own rezoning plan for the area.

"It is imperative that the rezoning process and timeline not be jeopardized by any reconsideration of our proposed rezoning boundaries or urban design parameters," Ms. Burden said in the statement.  read more »

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