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Yes, Another Save Coney Island Petition: Sign It!

February 22nd, 2009 · 4 Comments

This is from Save Coney Island and we urge everyone to sign it and pass along the link. Frankly, we don’t think the people craftinng Coney Island’s destiny give a rat’s ass what the public thinks, because if they did, plans would already have been signficantly changed and steps taken to prevent Thor Equities from working on destroying what’s left of this Brooklyn treasure. But it’s important to let them know that people do care and that people do vote. One thing we learned in grade school is that politicians know how to do one thing very well: count votes. Sign. Sign. Sign. Here is the link for the petition. To paraphrase something Patti Smith said a few years ago, we might not be able to win, but we sure can make their lives fucking miserable.

Work hard to make their lives miserable. As miserable as humanly possible. Petition. Protest. Go to publc meetings. Make your voices heard. And, of course, do your best to vote the bastards out of office.

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jerry // Feb 23, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    No the city does not give a rats ass about Coney Island. Coney Island only appeals to the poor and working class. Bloomberg, Giuliani, and all the rest want a resort that appeals to the rich. If you people haven’t picked up the hint yet, Bloomberg wants all the cruby poor out of his city. he would rather have a ghost town of empty condos that are only used for a few days a year for the visiting rich then have a thriving working class neighborhood.

  • 2 Bobby // Feb 24, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Here in San Francisco we used to have our own little Coney Island – Playland at the Beach, with rides, hot dogs, Laughing Sal, a museum of mechanical toys, and a walk-in Camera Obscura. And a boardwalk along the Pacific. All torn down for some ugly condominiums that nobody even wants to live in because it’s cold and foggy and windy out there at night. And as soon as the condos went in, those that did buy put an end to the peaceful if somewhat loud nightly gatherings of (mostly Latino) youth who played their radios and bounced their cars and flirted with each other. What was once a gathering place for all is now an ugly non-neighborhood. Once those tall buildings go in at Coney Island, it’s only a matter of time before they take over and force all the fun stuff out of business. Be warned.

  • 3 Anita // May 11, 2009 at 2:04 am

    Please save Coney Island. I moved to NYC recently from California and am in love with this place. It has so much culture. I can’t even imagine the death of this place as a luxury hotel/ Nickelodeon park.

  • 4 maggie // Aug 25, 2009 at 9:55 am

    you know what you guys need to do go down to coney island on a busy summer week and get people to sign there