The latest classy move by Joe Sitt’s Thor Equities in Coney Island is to encase a new building in plywood, supposedly to prevent vandalism. Today the Daily News reports on the boarded-up structure at Surf and Stillwell, following up on a post on Amusing the Zillion about it. The News notes that the temporary building, the first that Thor’s constructed in Coney, is supposed to eventually house food concessions. It took the place of the 1899-vintage Henderson Building, which preservationists wanted to preserve. No tenants have been announced for the new structure, which is one of the first buildings you see after exiting the subway. As Amusing the Zillion noted: “The plywood-encased, suburban mall-like structure is on the southeast corner of Surf and Stillwell, the gateway to Coney’s Beach and Boardwalk as well as Scream Zone’s roller coasters and thrill rides.”
Developer Joe Sitt Tears Down Historic Coney Building For Temporary Structure – Then Boards it Up [NY Daily News]
Thor’s Coney Island: New Surf Ave Building Encased in Plywood [Amusing the Zillion]
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