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Kicking More Sand in Coney Island's Face

My oh my, those changes to Brooklyn's southern tip sure are coming fast and furious. One of Coney Island's most treasured spelling errors, the 86-year-old B&B Carousell, is expected to be auctioned off this summer?and city officials are scrambling to raise enough money to save Coney's last remaining wooden horsie ride. Said Councilman Dominic Recchia in the Post: "We've got to save the character and quaintness of Coney Island." Yo Dom, hate to break it to you, but character and quaintness both checked out a little while ago. Needless to say, reaction to the auction on the Coney Island message board has been ... emotional: "The National Carousel Association has to be informed immediately!!!"
· Carousel Could be Carou-sold [NYPost]
· Carousel Auction? [ Message Boards]
· Coney Island's Future: Flashy, Pink, Anodyne! [Curbed]
· Questioning Coney Island Redevelopment [Curbed]