NYCEDC President Kyle Kimball and Central Amusement International President Valerio Ferrari today broke ground on the Thunderbolt, Coney Island’s first custom roller coaster since the Cyclone was built in 1927.
The Coney Island Creek Tidal Barrier and Wetlands Feasibility Study is a critical component to resiliency planning for the communities around Coney Island Creek. This study would investigate hydrological management strategies that would prevent and mitigate upland flooding, improve waterfront open space, strengthen neighborhood connections, enhance infrastructure, and provide opportunity for economic 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.