The old Bank of Coney Island building has an appointment with Thor's hammer, but that hasn't stopped preservation group Save Coney Island from imagining a brighter future for the building. (They have a habit of doing that.) And that future?Save Coney rendering above? is "a Bowery Ballroom-style event and music space," they inform us in a press release. They've even got a name for the imaginary venue: The Banker's Ballroom. If events, music and people having a good time doesn't sound like Thor CEO Joe Sitt's M.O., Save Coney's ahead of you there: They're hoping their efforts will inspire someone to buy the site. Psh, that's money that could go to our freak-shooting habit!
· Save Coney Island [saveconeyisland.net]
· Coney Island Redevelopment coverage [Curbed]