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February 17th, 2009 · No Comments

[Jurassic Cigar Store (credit: Scott Specht)]

The Municipal Art Society is hosting another meeting tonight to present (or reallly re-present) the work of its design team and all the ideas for Coney sent in by average people. Here’s a bit from the email:

The Municipal Art Society will present submissions to the ImagineConey initiative by members of the public and design professionals. Presenters will include architects Frederick Schwartz, Philip Tusa, Henry Jones and others. MAS staff will also present the results of the design workshop (charrette) held last November in which an international team of designers, economists and creative producers participated. Presentation begins at 6:30 p.m., 457 Madison Ave., Free but reservations strongly recommended.

More info on the presentation, plus an RSVP number can be found here. That having been said we urge the MAS to lobby as hard as humanly possible with every editorial board in town and every player in this game for an emergency interim strategy to keep Coney alive over the next five years. Otherwise, this is all a very, very sad exercise because we’re painting pretty pictures of a corpse.

[Psychoplex (credit: Scott Specht)]

[Underwater swimming pool (credit: Paek)]

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