News broke last Friday that Southern Brooklyn's tallest tower, a 40-story, 430-foot, 544-apartment behemoth, will be replacing a low-rise shopping center on Neptune Avenue in Coney Island. Now it emerges, predictably, that the people who actually live in Coney Island are not really into this idea. "They should drop dead," one Neptune Avenue resident told the Daily News. "We have to fight this," said another. "It will destroy our whole quality of life here." Developer Cammeby International has already started the process of buying out the businesses that occupy the strip, and will elaborate further on their plans at a public meeting tonight.
· Coney Island locals are mobilizing to battle plans to raze a strip mall and replace it with a massive 40-story tower [NYDN]
· Southern Brooklyn's Tallest Tower Could Rise in Coney Island [Curbed]