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BWRC Breakfast Talk: The New Coney Island: Who Gains, Who Loses?
[icon name=”calendar” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Date: Friday, November 13, 2015
[icon name=”clock-o” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Time: 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
[icon name=”map-marker” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Venue: N119
Coney Island is in the midst of one of the biggest overhauls in its century-plus history, a redevelopment plan that’s involved over a decade of battles between city officials, amusement operators, developers, local residents, and, at times, protesters wielding amputated mermaid tails. While much has been gained, much has also been lost — raising questions about not just the future of America’s Playground, but whose vision of that future ends up shaping city policy.
Journalist Neil deMause has lived in Brooklyn for more than 25 years, and has been writing about its neighborhoods for just as long. Neil is a contributing editor for City Limits magazine, a frequent contributor to the Village Voice, and a former op-ed columnist for Metro New York. He is co-author of Field of Schemes: How the Great Stadium Swindle Turns Public Money Into Private Profit and is currently at work on The Brooklyn Wars, scheduled for publication in early 2016.
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