Source: Alexander Rabb/FlickrThe owner of the landmarked Shore Theater has been declining all proposals to rehabilitate and reactivate the building, including one by a Manhattan restaurateur to turn it into a sprawling restaurant and culinary school. The 1301 Surf Avenue building was inherited by Jasmine Bullard following the 2013
The Mangels shooting gallery now in operation at Coney Island USA (Source: CIUSA/Facebook)Green-Wood Cemetery historian Jeff Richman is using Kickstarter to raise money [https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/amusingthemasses/william-mangels-amusing-the-masses-on-coney-island] for an exhibit on William F. Mangels, a German immigrant and inventor based in Coney Island who was
A rendering for “Ocean Wonders: Sharks!”After we reported to you back in 2010 [/ny-aquarium-to-rock-new-facility-more-teeth/] that the New York City Public Design Commission approved a new 57,000-square-foot structure at the New York Aquarium to house the “Ocean Wonders: Sharks!” exhibit, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced during a press conference at
A rendering of Steeplechase Plaza by Coney Island Development Corp.Looks like the big red parachute jump in Coney Island will have a new buddy. The city began construction yesterday under the famous Parachute jump on the $29.5 million Steeplechase Plaza, reports the New York Post [http://www.nypost.
Source: Wikimedia CommonsOnce upon a time, long before Thor Equities, the Coney Island Cyclone, and even before Rabbi Abraham Abraham [/brooklyn-mourns-the-loss-of-rabbi-abraham-abraham/] came into the world, there was Dreamland [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dreamland_(amusement_park)], an aptly-named Coney Island amusement park, which served as one of the area’s
On Friday, NYC Economic Development Corporation sent out its request for proposals (RFP) for amusement operators on the shiny new land it just bought [/city-buys-coney-property-will-sheepshead-bay-benefit/]. Worked into the guidelines is a requirement that all applicants must have attractions in place for the Summer 2010 season on a lot that accounts