While the boardwalk faithful mourn the loss of some old Coney Island businesses, developer/landlord Thor Equities is making good on its promise to demolish the historic Bank of Coney Island building despite preservationists' appeals to spare the structure. The Surf Avenue building is now missing parts of its back well and ceiling, as seen in a (dramatic!) photo set published by Curbed Photo Pool contributor Lindsay Wengler. Whatever happened to respecting elders? Old Coney is fading fast.
· Photo Set: Demolition of the Bank Building [Flickr]
· Bank of Coney Island Building coverage [Curbed]