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Community-Based Proposal for Pier 40 and Coney Island’s Boardwalk Best

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MAS Issues in the Press: – Coney Island City Council Member Dominic Recchia’s op-ed stresses the need for enclosed activities during the cold months at Coney Island such as “shopping for senior citizens” (New York Daily News). Meanwhile the New York Times Video series visits Coney Island to showcase the boardwalk’s outdoor best: the Siren Festival, volleyball, and the Lola Staar Roller Rink.

– Public Officials and Fort Greene residents will meet tomorrow night at Borough Hall to endorse the demolition of Admiral’s Row in the Brooklyn Navy Yard (Brooklyn Daily Eagle). IKEA store manager Mike Baker was awarded by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce at their annual “Build Brooklyn” awards (Brooklyn Daily Eagle). Long Island City business district loses luster for workers due to lagging retail (New York Observer).

– The new Switch building has started a dialogue with other new architecture in the Lower East Side (New York Sun). Donatella Versace is going to design the interiors of condominiums, clubs and a spa inside the landmark Clock Tower of the former MetLife Headquarters on Madison Square Park (New York Daily News).

– Renderings of the new community-based proposals for Pier 40 include the preservation of the existing soccer fields (New York Post). The mysterious use of an abandoned pharmacy on Henry and Sackett Streets in Carroll Gardens is finally revealed (New York Times).