Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Coney Island Rally

CONEY ISLAND COALITION CALLS FOR NEW YEARS DAY RALLY

In what is probably the biggest and most devastating vanishing of 2008, with our backs turned, in the dark of winter, Coney Island has been destroyed and snatched, from one end of the boardwalk to the other. When spring comes, nothing will remain.

Rally New Year's Day at noon. Click here for more information.

"A few days before Christmas, Thor CEO Joe Sitt’s agents began evicting longtime tenants by cutting off locks, asking for triple the rent, or refusing to discuss 2009 leases. On Christmas Eve, huge custom-sized "Space For Lease" banners were put up on Ruby's Bar & Grill, Nathan’s Boardwalk store, Cha Cha’s, and others businesses on Thor owned property in Coney Island."

NOTE: Ruby's will be open and hosting polar bears...so there's another reason to go out into the cold.

See photos of the devastation here

17 comments:

L'Emmerdeur said...

Excellent! We just entered 2009, and I already have my first opportunity to tell somebody (in this case, Mr. Joe Sitt & Co.) to Die In a Fire!

I don't just mean the internet meme, seriously, THE THOR FOLKS SHOULD DIE IN A FIRE.

I guess it's beef jerky time again.

IRENE said...

Happy New Year to you. You are writing a very special blog. I subscribe to the quote about New Yorkers.Thank you. I shall be visitng again.

Ken Mac said...

I was out at Coney last week shooting pics. Hadn't been there in years. The subway entrance is new and fresh scrubbed, the old one hadn't changed since the 40s. Much has changed. The greed merchants even leveled a gorgeous old bathhouse on the boardwalk that was covered in mythological and nautical motifs. Slip sliding away.

Todd HellsKitchen said...

GLAD TO SEE you made BLOGS OF NOTE!

Happy New Year...

I've been reading you for many months now...!

Keep up the fine work!

Anonymous said...

I plan a trip to Coney Island/Brighton Beach this coming Spring and Summer....

THE SAINT said...

Yes, The only thing that's left is a few new yorkers.... The rest is gone. In 15 years NYC has transformed 100%. I don't know this place. Not the same place I am from. It's the strangest feeling. Cool blog by the way... Keep it going!

t i m said...

another visitor here via 'blogs of note' - congrats a on well deserved nod

Anna said...

i think maybe your a good writer.

Jeremiah Moss said...

hey, blogs of note readers, welcome! and thanks for reading

Brian M said...

These days, we are progressing and regressing at the same time. If greedy developers have their way, there won't be any open space or trees left. BTW, keep up the good work.

joyful said...

wow!I never knew that! thanks for keeping the public informed! nice blog! joyful

Pat said...

It's a shame that Coney Island is going. I remember spending many of my summers there while living in NY. I've relocated for quite some time now but still remember the good times my friends and I had there.

Sorry to see it go.

Mister Allred said...

That sucks. Why is Coney Island being taken away?

SearchingSoul said...

Congratulations for the Blog of Note.

You truly are making a statement. It made me feel nostalgic. Suddenly I realized, there were so many good places of my childhood days that have gone extinct.

On the other hand, I also value the new ones that are coming up. These will also become a part of my nostalgic past when I grow older.

Happy New year!

Searching Soul

JackS said...

"...the only thing that's left is a few new yorkers.... The rest is gone."

Actually if you go deeper into the outer Boroughs there's still lots of old/real New York. And thanks to this economic collapse, expect a lot of folks who floated in to float out.

Larry said...

What a sad day to begin the year.

Alex said...

I'll always wish I had gotten up there to see Coney Island. Nice blog