Coney Island: The iconic Nathan’s hot dog stand, which has been in Coney Island since 1916, has emerged as the test case in the city’s quest to spur a renaissance in the People’s Playground by rezoning the limping area. Comments (3)

The future of Coney Island is no longer porn

Coney Island: The Web site created by Coney Island landowner Joe Sitt to herald “the future of Coney Island” is no longer an adult-only site that hawks “the best porn on the Net.” The Brooklyn Paper solves one of the strangest Coney mysteries since the Fiji mermaid. Comment
Coney Island: Mayor Bloomberg’s plan to restore vitality to Coney Island with gleaming new rides, hotels and attractions and thousands of apartments on desolate blocks looks good on paper, but the effort to succeed where at least four previous mayors failed raises more questions than it answers. Comments (4)

Make ‘park’ a real park

Editorial: Our editorial board calls for the Brooklyn Bridge Park development to be scrapped and reconceived as a real public park. Comments (8)
Fort Greene: One year into an ambitious, five-year, $300-million fundraising mission, the Brooklyn Academy of Music has already netted half of the coveted cash. But can the arts center raise the rest at in a time when other arts institutions are seeing sharp declines in donations? Comments (1)

All drawn out

Atlantic Yards: Our cartoonist Cristian Fleming offers his take on the mayor’s Coney Island plan. Comment
Williamsburg: The city is aiming to protect at least one Williamsburg block from the high-speed development that has forever changed the neighborhood’s shape. Comment

Bridge ‘park’ housing now also on hold

Bridge ‘Park’: Yet another key part of the scheme for funding Brooklyn Bridge Park — housing units inside the “park’s” footprint — have been quietly shelved, one week after officials announced that they were no longer planning a hotel either. Comments (1)
Coney Island: The city’s plans for turning Coney Island into a year round tourist destination may lead to the demolition of the world famous Nathan’s Famous hot dog stand. Comments (9)

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