Coney Rezoney: Speak Now, or Forever Hold Your Condos (Village Voice news blog)

Four years and change in the making, the rezoning plan for Coney Island is finally about to be voted up or down, and you can’t tell all the competing factions without a scorecard:

The battle over Coney Island’s future is finally coming down to the wire: The city council is expected to vote on the city’s rezoning plan by the end of the month, finally deciding which of the competing visions of Coney Future is likely to materialize.

First, though, the council has one last chance to ask for revisions to the plan, something that’s expected to happen this week. (Earlier reports that the council had to act by today turned out to be mistaken, once council staffers re-checked the ULURP land-use rules.) And you know what that means: Everybody and their sister is lobbying for their own favored changes. A scorecard of some of the main players in a free-for-all that has more factions than an Italian election and the NL East race put together… [read more]