City Extends Zamperla’s Lease In Coney Island For Another Seven Years

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The city is giving a break to the operators of Luna Park on Coney Island by extending their lease an additional seven years, according to a report by the New York Post.

Zamperla USA, an Italian-based company, will be granted a seven year extension by the City Council. Councilman Domenic Recchia explained the situation to the Post:

“[Zamperla USA] invested a lot of money after suffering damages from Sandy, so it’s fair to give them more time to recoup their money considering they hired so many people from the neighborhood.”

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The original lease, given in 2010, was set for 10 years, but now Zamperla USA will be staying put until the far off futuristic year of 2027; a time when flying roller-coasters will be the norm.

Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park, run by the Vourderis family, is also getting a seven year extension.

The council is expected to officially ratify the extensions at a later date.

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  1. In related news, Oceana residents are planning to protest the existence of Luna Park saying it decreases the value of their “luxury ultra-premium condos.” A resident was quoted as saying, “Why do I have to see criminals everytime I walk my tiny giraffe on beach? The amusement park would be better off as a parking lot for my white beemer”


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