Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Coney island it's future and past come to this event

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Coney Island Panel Discussion! (and free walking tour...)
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Heritage, Rides, and Redevelopment: What's Next for Coney Island?

Panel postcardWe are very excited to be 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 historianMike Wallace, and the following speakers are confirmed to present:
The presenters will address the question of how Coney Island's rich history could factor into its redevelopment.  How can we build a 21st-century Coney Island that successfully capitalizes on Coney's heritage?  

Given the situation of several historic buildings in Coney Island, this conversation could not be more timely.  It will be a fantastic discussion, and we hope that you will join us.

The event will be free, though registration is strongly encouraged. Click here to register (and forward to your friends!).

WHEN - Thursday, September 30; 6.30 - 8.30PM
WHERE - CUNY Graduate Center; Proshansky Auditorium; 365 5th Ave (at 35th Street)
Sponsored by the Environmental Psychology Program at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, the NYC Graduate Urban Research Network, the New York Landmarks Conservancy, Save Coney Island, the Historic Districts CouncilConey Island USA and the Coney Island History Project.

Walking Tour on Sundays
Don't miss the chance to join us in our walking tour of historic Coney Island!  The guided tour will cover all the historic buildings along Surf Avenue, as well as some of Coney's existing landmarks. 
We will have historic pictures so you can see what the buildings once were; and a few renderings illustrating how these buildings could be creatively restored and reused. 

WHERE - In front of the Shore Theater, on the corner of Surf and Stillwell Aves
WHEN - Sunday, September 19th at 11:00 am (and every Sunday thereafter through the end of Sept.)

FREE! (but suggested donation of $10 appreciated) 

All comers get a free Save Coney Island button and a copy of our brand new Save Coney Island map!  (a special thanks to everyone who donated and made the printing of this trial run possible!!)

Forward this to a friend!  As always, thanks for your support! 
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