There goes the neighborhood!
A Web site created by Coney Island landowner Joe Sitt to herald “the future of Coney Island” is now an adults-only site that hawks “the best porn on the Net.”
So much for the future of Coney Island!
As first reported by the Web site Curbed on Monday, visitors who used to go to www.TheFut
“Here is the best porn site on the Net,” the text reads (we’re translating from the French, by the way).
Then, by clicking on the word “porno,” the viewer is taken towww.SexePorno1.com, a racy Belgium-based site registered to Davina Cukier.
Attempts to reach Cukier — for journalistic purposes, we assure you! You know, to get renderings of her plans for Coney Island — were unsuccessful. Cukier’s site did suggest one possible future of Coney Island, though it is unclear if city officials would approve of turning the entire area into a nude beach.
Closer inspection revealed that Sitt’s site was not hacked, but actually picked up by Cukier after Sitt’s company, Thor Equities, allowed it to lapse last fall.
Sitt’s decision to no longer maintain the “future of Coney Island” site cast new doubt on the developer’s interest in continuing his battle with city officials over a zoning change that he needs in order to build his 24-7-365 amusement, hotel and retail complex in an area roughly between the Cyclone roller coaster and the Keyspan Park baseball stadium.
The newly sexed-up Web site was the talk of the Coney Island Message Board this week.
“[Thor has] abandoned the future of Coney Island!” wrote a poster who goes by the screen name Electricia. “The future of Coney Island is now porno.”
Sitt’s spokesman did not return repeated requests for comment. He told the New York Post that the developer had simply opted not to renew his ownership of the Web address.