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Coney could be so much better. Make the amusement park more attractive and clean up the boardwalk. The place has more potential than what is going on right now. Things are moving very slowly, I don't get it.
The boardwalk doesn't need cleaning up. Coney Island isn't really an amusement park, but an amusement zone where various operators have leases and property throughout. It takes time to shift that out.
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Small modification to Ocean Dreams...


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See new renderings of ‘Ocean Dreams,’ Coney Island’s wavy Surf Avenue rental towers


APRIL 30, 2018
BY MICHELLE COHEN


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New renderings have been revealed showing real estate mogul John Catsimatidis‘ Coney Island rental project at 3514 Surf Avenue known as Ocean Dreams, shown here courtesy of CityRealty. The American Institute of Architecture (AIA), which is currently taking votes for their People’s Choice award in Brooklyn, has included the 425-unit rental complex among the contenders. The building is being developed by Catsimatidis’ Red Apple Group. Catsimatidis, who has big dreams indeed for the development, proposed a trolley-like streetcar service to access the Stillwell Avenue subway station, and once said he wanted to make the development look like Miami Beach.










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https://www.bisnow.com/new-york/news...y-island-88396

Coney Island Readies For Cyclone Of Huge New Developments




May 14, 2018
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John Catsimatidis’ Red Apple Group, for example, is building Ocean Dreams, a development with more than 400 units at 3514 Surf Ave. Cammeby’s International is developing a mixed-use building at the site of the Trump Village Shopping Center at Neptune and Sixth avenues. Taconic Investment Partners is joining with the Prusik Group and L+M Development to build a major mixed-used complex at 1709 Surf Ave. The area feels as though it is on the brink of a resurgence, with developers on the hunt for cheaper land opportunities and renters and buyers willing to move farther afield. But there are still a number of hurdles — chief among them a dearth of transportation — developers need to overcome. “Ever since we had the courage to [develop in the area], there’s been a lot of money flowing to Coney Island,” Catsimatidis said. “When people heard I was doing it, they followed us. It was the same thing when we developed in Downtown Brooklyn.”

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Catsimatidis said his 21-story, mixed-use tower spanning 432K SF is now built to around the sixth or seventh floor, and he predicts it will come to market in the spring or summer of 2019. The development will consist of 440 market-rate apartments. It will feature a supermarket and a drugstore, and Catsimatidis has vowed to build a trolley that will run the 21 blocks to the Stillwell Avenue subway station. He told Bisnow he is also negotiating with the city to bring a new ferry service to the area, which would allow people to be in Downtown Manhattan in 35 minutes.




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Ruby Schron’s Cammeby’s International will later this month unveil its new 161K SF office and retail building at 626 Sheepshead Bay Road. The building, which Cammeby's says is 50% leased, is part of a residential and commercial complex at Neptune and Sixth avenues.




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Meanwhile, Taconic has filed for permits to build 1,000 units across three blocks with 80K SF of offices and 150K SF for retail. When developers make these type of investments, it can act as a signal to the market the area has real potential, local experts said. “It gives people most confidence to gear up for the south,” said TerraCRG Director of Business Development Daniel Lebor, adding that Taconic’s planned project is “enormous."
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I think not having retail facing the Boardwalk is a missed opportunity.
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I think not having retail facing the Boardwalk is a missed opportunity.
I'd agree, but it seems as though it was either have retail on Surf and parking at the rear, or have the parking garage on Surf and minimal retail at the back.
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those two towers are quite pedestrian I must say.
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New rides and a boutique hotel to help reawaken Coney Island





AUGUST 23, 2018
BY MICHELLE COHEN


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On the heels of news that Coney Island will be getting its first new hotel in 50 years, plans have surfaced for a 150,000-square-foot expansion of Luna Park that will bring new rides, food and arcade games. The faded but beloved seaside icon has been in the news recently for a renewed pace of development that many see as new promise for the area. A log flume ride, zip lines and a ropes course are coming to the block between Surf Avenue and the boardwalk and between West 15th and West 16th streets, with food, arcade games and seating planned for two more streets nearby. And according to NY1, developer PYE Properties has proposed a boutique hotel in the historic Shore Theater, a 1920s landmark that has fallen into disrepair and has been vacant since 1978, attracting the homeless and graffiti but little attention.














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Didn't know Ocean Dreams was supposed to expand...


https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/12/r...inventory.html

A Supermarket King Expands His Inventory


By Jane Margolies
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Mr. Catsimatidis hopes to expand Ocean Dreams to include three more towers, but he has yet to get city approval.




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Ocean Dreams, a 425-unit luxury rental complex overlooking the Atlantic on the western end of Coney Island, recently topped out and is expected to open next summer. Comprising two 21-story towers on a podium, it is the fifth project Mr. Catsimatidis has undertaken in Brooklyn in less than a decade, following four on Myrtle Avenue in Fort Greene, each more ambitious than the last. He also owns land on either side of the Ocean Dreams towers that he is itching to build on, as well as another beachfront parcel a couple blocks east.

The Ocean Dreams complex fronts on Surf Avenue between 35th and 36th Streets, steps from the private Seagate enclave. To the west is a smaller parcel that has already been approved for an 11-story apartment building. But Mr. Catsimatidis has a bigger vision for the spot, according to an updated rendering he shared for a building that would be considerably taller than the 21-story towers that have just topped out.

And to the east of Ocean Dreams — where a shuttered complex that once housed a social-service agency is set to be demolished, despite efforts by locals to convince the city to turn it into a community center — the rendering shows two more towers that would also eclipse the ones currently being built. Red Apple owns this site, but its current zoning only allows four- or five-story buildings.

Mr. Catsimatidis, who goes by “Cats” on his radio talk show on WNYM, “The Cats Roundtable,” clearly envisions his own boardwalk empire. Whether he will get permission to realize it remains to be seen. “We’ve got to talk to the city,” he said.

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The Stillwell Avenue subway station is a mile away, but Red Apple plans to run a shuttle bus for building and area residents styled after San Francisco cable cars. The complex also has 301 parking spaces. Some local residents have expressed concerns about increased traffic from the complex and other new developments in the neighborhood.

Coney Island is known as a popular summer destination, but it has a year-round population of 50,000, much of it poor, and the neighborhood experienced severe flooding during Hurricane Sandy. Ocean Dreams, which is costing $270 to $280 million to build, according to Mr. Catsimatidis, stands on hundreds of piles, with its first floor five feet above sea level. He thinks the trouble will be worth it.

Mr. Catsimatidis is betting that people will be lured by the chance to overlook the ocean. “When you’re up there and you open the balcony doors and breathe in the ocean air,” he said, “you’ll live 10 years longer.”
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The good news is Coney Island is being added to the city's new ferry system, on the northern side it seems.

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Hotel makeover for Coney Island’s Shore Theater heads back to the drawing board
Landmarks Preservation Commission Calls for Minor Design Changes









January 16, 2019
By Lore Croghan


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Coney Island’s long-abandoned Shore Theater is going to be fixed up and adaptively reused, and that’s cause for rejoicing.

But not quite yet.

The city Landmarks Preservation Commission decided on Tuesday that Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel Architects’ proposed redesign of the old movie palace and office building at 1301 Surf Ave. is “timid” and “generic.”

Several commissioners used these words in critiquing the plan during a hearing at the preservation agency’s Manhattan headquarters.

They’re pleased Pyotr Yadgarov’s company Pye Properties intends to bring the neo-Renaissance Revival property back to life as a hotel and spa.

The hotel rooms will be constructed inside the seven-story office building. The spa will be constructed inside the theater — a design that the commissioners are not so pleased about.
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Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel’s design has erased all hints that a movie theater ever existed at the property on the corner of Surf and Stillwell avenues, several commissioners said.

So some want architect Randy Gerner to restore and retain the distinctive fire stairs that zigzag along the exterior of the movie theater.

“That hunk of metal is a very noticeable feature” for those who approach the building on Stillwell Avenue, Commissioner Michael Goldblum said.

Others said, if that’s not possible, create some visual echo of the stairs. Or come up with a mural or some other creative concept for the outside of the theater building that reminds people it’s located in Coney Island.

Gerner said at the hearing that the fire stairs are in poor condition and can’t be saved.
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The Sign Was a Victim of Superstorm Sandy

Another design element that earned commissioners’ criticism was a vertical cloth banner with the name “Shore Hotel” that would hang on the corner of the building.

The low-key fabric sign would replace a brightly lit blade sign that spelled out the word “SHORE” in capital letters.

Superstorm Sandy damaged the iconic sign, so the property’s prior owner removed it.

Before that, the sign said “LOEW’S,” because 1301 Surf Ave. housed a Loew’s movie theater for five decades.

Landmarks Chairwoman Sarah Carroll said the architects are actually “very close” to having a design plan that can win commissioners’ approval.
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Why can't they just recreate the marquee? This is a multi-million dollar project, I ddon't think that's too much to ask. Fabric banner? Lame.
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Hi all,

Coney Island will be remove all amusement park rides. They will have new waterpark.

https://www.fox19.com/2019/09/09/con...tGEqFl6bcj_Z54

Things change.
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You realize that article refers to a Coney Island park in Ohio, right?
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You realize that article refers to a Coney Island park in Ohio, right?
Actually, this is New York City, not Ohio.
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Actually, this is New York City, not Ohio.
No the article you posted is clearly about Coney Island, Cincinnati, Ohio, which is not related in anyway to Coney Island in NYC, which this thread is about.
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