City Releases RFP for Vacant Coney Site


On Friday the New York City Economic Development Corporation released a request for proposal for a vacant Coney Island site on West 15th Street between Surf Avenue and the boardwalk, the former home of the Thunderbolt roller coaster. They are seeking a developer of amusement rides, game booths and other entertainment attractions. This is part of the city’s Coney Island Revitalization Plan, which aims to bring new retail, upgraded infrastructure and 5,000 new housing units to the area. In 2009, the city leased three parcels of land at the amusement park to Central Amusements International, where Luna Park at Coney Island and the Scream Zone eventually opened. Requests for proposals will be accepted until Oct. 23 of this year.