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Old Posted Mar 27, 2007, 12:03 PM
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'FREAK'-OUT OVER CONEY CONDO PLAN

By RICH CALDER
March 27, 2007

Get ready for a Coney Island freak show on the steps of City Hall.

A group upset over a developer's push to build luxury housing in the heart of the famed amusement district has organized a "No Condos in Coney" rally for Friday at City Hall - featuring burlesque performers and other quirky characters dressed in mermaid outfits, face paint and wild attire.

The hundreds expected to show support for the city's plan to make over the seaside amusement district without any residential buildings are then planning a march up Broadway that could rival the annual Mermaid Parade.

"This is going to be a celebration of the true spirit of Coney Island, which I believe [developer Thor Equities] can't comprehend," event organizer Diana Carlin, 33, said.

Asked about the rally, Thor issued a statement saying it "shares the view that Coney Island needs to be saved, which is why . . . Thor's plan calls for the largest investment ever made in new amusements."
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