Locals Fear City Will Destroy Coney Island In Order To Save It (Village Voice news blog)

The city of New York has revised its ambitious rezoning plan for Coney Island, and some locals are starting to fear that the changes are a sellout to developers:

When the city Economic Development Corporation announced last week—via a New York Times article by Charles Bagli—that it was revamping its years-in-the-works rezoning plans for Coney Island, much was still unclear about the details, beyond that the zone reserved for outdoor rides would shrink (from 15 acres to 9) and more buildings would be allowed in the traditional amusement district between the Cyclone and Nathan’s.

A week later, Coney denizens have started to get more details on the EDC plan—and several now worry that the city is preparing to destroy Coney Island in order to save it… [read more]