Coney’s Giant Rat Stays In Out of the Rain (Village Voice news blog)

The opening of Joe Sitt’s “Festival By The Sea” in Coney Island was postponed this weekend, but there’s plenty of signs what will be in store (or not) on the developer’s land this summer:

Joe Sitt’s much-hyped Festival By The Sea, famed of story and subway ads, was supposed to have its grand opening this weekend, but it was called on account of rain. Or alleged rain: Total precipitation for Friday and Saturday was less than a tenth of an inch, so skeptics will be forgiven for wondering if the real reason was more along the lines of tent issues.

That said, enough was on hand to get a glimpse of what will be in store next weekend, when — barring drizzle — the Festival is now scheduled to get off the ground… [read more]