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Coney Island Development Corporation (CIDC) today announced the launch of the Coney Island Fun Guide. The online resource is available at www.coneyislandfunguide.com and contains, in one location, everything from daily event listings, to the Brooklyn Cyclones schedule, to contact numbers. There are also maps and addresses for attractions like Astroland Amusement Park, Deno’s Wonder Wheel and Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs.
“We realized that with all there is to see and do at Coney Island, there wasn’t a single source that could provide visitors with updated, all-access information to help them plan their day,” said CIDC President, Lynn Kelly. “The Coney Island Fun Guide provides that resource and can serve as everyone’s key to Coney Island.”
The colorful, easy-to-use navigation bar can take you in seconds from information on where to meet Spiderman, to dates for seaside concerts and operating hours for the Aquarium, to detailed information on how to get to Coney Island from locations throughout the metropolitan area.
Beyond the Coney Island Fun Guide, the CIDC continues to implement projects designed to make Coney Island itself cleaner and more colorful. To welcome visitors to the 2008 beach season, CIDC sponsored and installed new Coney Island light pole banners throughout the amusement district. These graphic, colorful signs showcase the iconic neighborhood landmarks and traditions that make Coney Island famous.
In addition, CIDC announced that it has once again contracted with the Doe Fund, Inc. to provide maintenance services via its Ready, Willing & Able program. The program has helped more than 3,000 men and women become drug-free, secure full-time employment and obtain self-supported housing.
The Coney Island Development Corporation was formed in September 2003 by the Mayor, the City Council and the Brooklyn Borough President. The 13-member Board of the CIDC includes City officials, local and Brooklyn-wide business and community leaders. It is charged with spearheading and implementing a comprehensive planning process for Coney Island and creating a coordinated economic development strategy for the area. For more information or to read the full Strategic Plan, visit www.thecidc.org.