Coney Island East Amusement RFP

Submission Deadline
April 27, 2017 at 4:00 pm

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), in coordination with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, is seeking the development and operation of amusements, games and/or ancillary entertainment attractions on several city-owned sites in the Coney Island amusement area. Proposals should creatively activate the sites with compelling uses, and should further the economic development objectives of the 2009 Coney Island Comprehensive Rezoning Plan. The sites are comprised of multiple city-owned properties located between Surf Avenue and the Coney Island Boardwalk (“Boardwalk”), within the Coney Island amusement district. NYCEDC anticipates leasing the multiple Sites for a term of up to 10 years.  

Coney Island is a favorite summer destination as well as a thriving residential community. On any summer day, the beach and boardwalk teem with an eclectic mix of families and performers. The public sector has invested more than $400 million in the area since 2001 in amenities such as MCU Park, the home of the successful minor league baseball team the Brooklyn Cyclones; the new Stillwell Avenue Subway Terminal; the public plaza and pavilion at Steeplechase Plaza; lighting of the Parachute Jump; restoration and repair of the famous Coney Island Boardwalk; and the new 5,000 seat Ford Amphitheater. In order to preserve and grow the amusement parks, the City has also acquired certain properties in the historic amusement district and activated them, through public Requests for Proposals, with amusement uses. These properties include Luna Park, Scream Zone, and the Thunderbolt roller coaster. The number of visitors to Coney Island has reached records over the last several years, with approximately 3.5 million passengers taking the subway to Coney Island each summer to enjoy the beach, amusement rides and entertainment events. This is an exclusive opportunity to open your business in the vibrant amusement area of Coney Island – don’t miss out.

NYCEDC plans to select a respondent on the basis of factors stated in the RFP which include, but are not limited to: the quality of the proposal, experience of key staff identified in the proposal, experience and quality of any subcontractors proposed, demonstrated successful experience in performing services similar to those encompassed in the RFP, and the proposed fee.

It is the policy of NYCEDC to comply with all federal, state and City laws and regulations which prohibit unlawful discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status and other protected category and to take affirmative action in working with contracting parties to ensure certified Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs) share in the economic opportunities generated by NYCEDC’s projects and initiatives. Please refer to the Equal Employment and Affirmative Compliance for Non-Construction Contracts Addendum in the RFP

Respondents may submit questions and/or request clarifications from NYCEDC no later than 5:00pm on April 13, 2017. Questions regarding the subject matter of this RFP should be directed to ConeyEastRFP@edc.nyc. For all questions that do not pertain to the subject matter of this RFP, please contact NYCEDC’s Contracts Hotline at (212) 312-3969. Answers to all questions will be posted by April 20, 2017, on this page.

Detailed submission guidelines and requirements are outlined in this RFP, available as of February 6, 2017. In addition to being able to download the document above, the RFP is available for in-person pick-up between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, from NYCEDC, 110 William Street, 4th floor Mailroom Bid Desk, New York, NY (between Fulton & John streets). Responses are due no later than 4:00 pm on April 27, 2017. Please submit five (5) copies needed of your proposal to:

NYCEDC, 110 William Street, 4th floor Mailroom Bid Desk, New York, NY  10038
Attention: Maryann Catalano, Senior Vice President, Contracts.

Optional Site Visit

Please find date, time and location listed below. Those who wish to attend should RSVP by email to ConeyEastRFP@edc.nyc by 5:00 pm on February 15, 2017

February 17, 2017
West 16th Street and Surf Avenue, Coney Island, Brooklyn NY

This project has Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise (“M/WBE”) participation goals, and all respondents will be required to submit an M/WBE Participation Proposal with their response. To learn more about NYCEDC’s M/WBE program, visit http://www.nycedc.com/opportunitymwdbe. For the list of companies who have been certified with the New York City Department of Small Business Services as M/WBE, please go to the www.nyc.gov/buycertified.

NYCEDC established the Kick Start Loan programs for Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (M/W/DBE) interested in working on public construction projects.   Kick Start Loans facilitates financing for short-term mobilization needs such as insurance, labor, supplies and equipment. Bidders/subcontractors are strongly encouraged to visit the NYCEDC website at www.nycedc.com/opportunitymwdbe to learn more about the program.