Monday, March 12, 2007

Sitt's Demolition Underway, Coney Island Looks Like Hell

Coney Demolition One

We wandered down to Coney Island this weekend to shoot some up-to-date photos on the state of demolition work. It did not disappoint. More than an entire city block is in the process of being demolished by developer Joe Sitt and his firm Thor Equities and looks like a tornado hit it. Added to the Go-Kart tracks and Batting Cage is the Mini-Golf Course, which has been destroyed. It looks like the developer is planning to throw up a big fence around the sites. The emptiness will likely create a public safety nightmare this summer on one of the streets that is a prime thoroughfare for pedestrians arriving at the Stillwell Avenue subway station. We wonder how long it will be before someone is assaulted or hurt in the frightening corridor of blight that Thor will have ready in time for the summer season. You can view our small Coney Island demolition porn flickr album here.

Coney Demolition Eight

Coney Demolition Eleven

Coney Demolition Three

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3 Comments:

Blogger Lisanne said...

Breaks my heart.

12:01 AM  
Blogger Miss Lo said...

Break my heart, why don't you. I would LOVE to get my hands on some of those old rides, signs and memorabilia.

5:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sooooooo sad. Memories Memories and more Memories...sigh

5:01 PM  

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