The city has issued a Request for Proposals to develop five vacant plots of land into new rides. The proposals should align with Coney Island’s history as an affordable, family-friendly destination with unique culture and atmosphere.
Of the 135 apartments, 82 apartments will be reserved for homeless veterans. The rest will be made available to people making less than 60 percent of the area median income. The apartments will be divided into studios and one-bedrooms.
The pricey resiliency and recovery work will add backup generators, roof replacements, new electrical systems, security systems, upgraded recreational areas and playgrounds, and boilers that will be elevated above projected sea level.
The theater has quite the storied history. It started off as the Leow’s Coney Island in 1925 and frequently hosted Vaudeville shows. It stayed that way until the 1960s, when it taken over Brandt Company, who changed its name to Shore Theater.