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Coney Island USA, Astroland & City Discuss Future of Coney Island Tonight at MAS; Five New Landmarks Designated

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MAS will host “Coney Island at the Crossroads” tonight, a panel discussion featuring MAS president Kent Barwick, the NYC Department of City Planning, the Coney Island Development Corporation; Carol Hill Albert, owner of Astroland; Dick Zigun, director of Coney Island USA, and Sheryl Robertson, director of South Brooklyn Youth Consortium.  Jonathan Bowles, director of the Center for an Urban Future will moderate.

The Landmarks Preservation Commission designated five new landmarks yesterday, says the New York Times; MAS testified before the Commission in support of the proposed Alice and Agate Courts Historic District in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

In other news, Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn is bringing their last appeal to stop the Atlantic Yards project to a State Appellate Court today, Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports.  Meanwhile, Brownstoner questions how the Wall Street financial crisis will affect funding for the Atlantic Yards project.

Port Authority commissioners and Executive Directer are confident that building the Calatrava PATH terminal in time to meet a 9.11.2011 deadline for the World Trade Center Memorial is feasibile (New York Times)

Seth Pinsky, president of the NYC Economic Development Corporation, will not attend or testify at the Congressional panel on financing for stadiums (New York Sun)

The Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Toll Brother’s proposed rezoning on the Gowanus Canal has been certified and is heading to the Community Board for its first, non-binding vote. Gowanus Lounge has details on the board’s  September 25th meeting.