A key recommendation of Mayor Bloomberg’s comprehensive plan for climate resiliency is a feasibility study of the Coney Island Creek Tidal Barrier and Wetlands concept. The concept would prevent and mitigate upland flooding in adjacent areas while improving waterfront open space, strengthening connections between neighborhoods, and establishing principles for sound development around the Creek.
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.