Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Flea Market Coming Back to Sitt Land in Coney Island

Coney Flea Market

[Photo courtesy of Capt Nemo/Coney Island Message Board]

Coney Island watchers might remember that one of the first things that got the bulldozer treatment after developer Joe Sitt and Thor Equities bought up land in Coney Island was the ragtag assortment of stands on Stillwell Avenue between the boardwalk and Surf Avenue. Some sold food. Some sold a variety of stuff. Last year, the land house Mr. Sitt's "Future of Coney Island" trailer. Apparently, it's returning to productive use, as shown by this photo posted by the Coney Island Message Board's Captain Nemo, who also brought us the sad and wretched sight of the painted-over historic B&B Carousell sign over the weekend. One wonders if Mr. Sitt is going to try to make some money this summer by putting the other vacant land he owns to productive use or if it will sit like an empty eyesore, the way many people had feared when he started clearing it. The sign says the flea market is opening on March 1, "208." The photo below is of the early wave of Sitt demolition equipment two years ago in February, 2006 on the land where the flea market is going.

Coney Teardown Feb 06

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