Coney Island Lives! Astroland, Maybe Not (Village Voice news blog)

A forum on the future of Coney Island bodes ill for the beach’s oldest amusement park.

Last night, the somewhat unlikely pairing of the Municipal Art Society (representing white-haired Manhattan urban planning geeks) and Coney Island USA (representing a different kind of geek) sponsored “Coney Island On the Cusp of Change,” a panel discussion on the uncertain future of the city’s traditional low-rent amusement zone. [read more]