A little more detail on Coney Island plans from the Daily News today with possibilities including Nickelodeon, a W Hotel and the House of Blues. Included on the list of big Coney Island players is Taconic Investment Partners, which has gotten less ink than Thor Equities, but that has bought up about 350,000 square feet of Coney Island real estate since 2003, including Child's Restaurant. Taconic has plans for residential and retail developments on parts of six city blocks on or near the boardwalk. As for Thor's plans (that would be yet another rendering above of what Thor is calling "Stillwell Park"), the House of Blues could be part of a hotel development and three-story glass-enclosed amusement park on the recently sold Astroland property. And then there's the 150-foot observation deck with holographic displays on Stillwell Ave. (plus rooftop beer garden), the 75,000 square foot, 8-story glass enclosed water park and all those highrise boardwalk condos in buildings up to 40 stories tall. (Coney Island was mentioned in the State of the City speech yesterday as one of the areas that will be rezoned to promote development.) Cool map goes with the story to help place everything.
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