The Coney Island community sustained enormous damage from Hurricane Sandy, but after months of diligent work, the businesses of America’s original amusement district will open this weekend for business.
NYCEDC today announced the release of an RFP seeking the development and operation of amusement rides, game booths or other entertainment attractions at a vacant site located along W15th Street, between the boardwalk and Surf Avenue, in Coney Island.
The construction of Steeplechase Plaza at Coney Island is currently underway. The 2.2-acre public open space which will serve as the western entryway to the revitalized amusement district and be home to the restored B&B Carousell, Coney Island’s last remaining historic carousel.
Find out how NYCEDC is helping to grow and strengthen communities around New York City with NYCEDC in Your Neighborhood. In Brooklyn, the revitalization of Coney Island is seeing big payoffs for everyone seeking summer fun in the sun with more attractions, extended hours, and new thrill rides.
Memorial Day Weekend marked the opening of Coney Island for the season with a number of improvements complete and many more on the way. And while Coney Island is certainly an entertainment detination for New Yorkers and City visitors alike, it's important to look at the economic impact.