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Old Posted Oct 27, 2008, 8:07 PM
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Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Top Designers To Develop Vision for Coney Island

by Linda Collins

The Municipal Art Society (MAS) has invited a team of world-class architects, amusement designers and economists to come up with a new vision for Coney Island.

The MAS will launch an initiative to develop the new ideas at a press conference at noon on today, Monday, Oct. 27, at Brooklyn Borough Hall.

Titled “Imagine Coney,” the new initiative will feature a global web-based call for ideas and a charrette (an intense design workshop), featuring international amusement and design experts from Tivoli Gardens in Denmark, Broadway theaters in Manhattan and former Disney executives.

The MAS hopes that by leveraging global ideas and creativity it can help identify the novel uses that will spark new life in Coney Island and build on the strides Mayor Bloomberg has made toward a revitalized Coney Island.

The charrette team will draw from ideas submitted during public workshops and from the web-based call for ideas that will be open to everyone.

Participants in the press conference will include Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and representatives from the Coney Island Development Corporation, the Department of City Planning, Coney Island USA, the Astella Development Corporation, the New York Aquarium, Creative Time, and other local stakeholders.

The team will return to Borough Hall on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 13 and 14, for the charrette, and the results will be presented to the public the following Monday, Nov. 17.

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