Thursday, September 23, 2010

Bank of Coney as 'The Banker's Ballroom'

 Save Coney Island sent us this rendering which envisions the Bank of Coney Island as a new, "Bowery Ballroom-style" event and music space named "The Banker's Ballroom."

This is one of four historic buildings Thor Equities has secured permits to demolish. Save Coney Island says they produced the rendering to "show the value of an alternative approach -- restoring and reactivating the structure with an exciting new use. This would not only preserve one of Coney's most attractive and historic structures, but also give new life to the amusement area."

To read more about the proposal in the Brooklyn Eagle click here and in Metro newspaper click here.

Also, Save Coney Island is co-sponsoring a panel discussion hosted by CUNY on the role that Coney’s extraordinary past could play in its future redevelopment. The panel will be moderated by Pulitzer-prize winning historian Mike Wallace, and will have several impressive speakers. Thursday, September 30; 6.30 – 8.30PM at CUNY Graduate Center; Proshansky Auditorium; 365 5th Ave (at 35th Street). More here.

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