Monday, January 26, 2009

'Expensive Plastic Potato Chip' in Coney Island

Marty Markowitz's $64 million Coney Island Performing Arts Center amphitheater -- hailed as "a significant enhancement for the popular outdoor concerts at Asser Levy-Seaside Park"-- is now being questioned as a waste of money and destroyer of the parkland, according to the Brooklyn Eagle.

"What — $64 million for this?” said environmental activist Ida Sanoff, a former Community Board 13 member. “Why put a commercial venue in the midst of a residential community, bringing traffic jams? Our libraries and school programs are being cut. It will take away parkland and bring more noise. We don’t need this expensive plastic potato chip here!”

Photo of the Pringle-shaped ampitheater here.

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