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.
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Tenants at Homewood Gardens Estates in East Flatbush claim their landlord is trying to push them out in favor of white tenants willing to pay higher rents, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court. The suit alleges that landlords Yeshaya Wasserman, Shay Wasserman and Yitzchok Rambod ignored repair requests, forced evictions and offered cash buyouts, the […]
Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Charles J. King Iron and Scrap, formerly Louis Bossert & Son Co. Address: 1301 Grand Street Cross Streets: Gardner Avenue and New Town Creek Neighborhood: Bushwick Year Built: Unknown Architectural Style: Eclectic factory Architect: Unknown Landmarked: No The story: Louis Bossert was a lumber man. He was one […]
Popular Crown Heights eatery Mayfield plans to open a bar with backyard garden and taco truck at 323 Franklin Avenue, according to DNAinfo. There will be tacos, tortas and weekly specials such as roast pig and pozole. There will also be movie nights for kids with films projected on the rear wall. Community Board 3 […]
This flip in the farthermost reaches of Bushwick has somewhat better than average finishes, including white subway tile, flat (not routed) white kitchen cupboards and vintage style lighting. The plumbing is all new, as are the floors, kitchens and baths. The owner left the mantels and exposed the brick. There is also a deck and parking […]