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New MAS President, Amusing Shopping at Coney Island

Today’s New York Sun covers Vin Cipolla, the future President of MAS, discussing his strategy to expand MAS’ advocacy efforts to the Capitol during his tenure.

In an update on MAS advocacy priority, Coney Island, Thor Equities feels shopping is the perfect kind of entertainment for Coney Island because it is “amusing”, says today’s Marketplace. Also, the roller rink in the historic Child’s Restaurant building at Coney Island will remain open through October report The New York Times.

In other news, though officially part of Manhattan, Brooklynites feel territorial over Governor’s Island according to the New York Times.

– Many Harlem residents are blaming the Abyssinian Baptist Church and their development corporation for catalyzing the gentrification of the neighborhood, catering to big box stores over affordable housing and local merchants (New York Times). Residents of the Upper East Side have submitted an application to the Landmarks Preservation Commission to expand the boundaries of the UES historic district (New York Times).

-MTA is still occupying land slated for a park in Greenpoint-Williamsburg (New York Daily News). The Brooklyn Paper editorial board is enraged about further delays announced for Brooklyn Bridge Park (Brooklyn Paper).

-Mayor Bloomberg has appointed former Buildings Deputy Commissioner Robert LiMandri as the permanent Commissioner of the department after the City Council ruled last week that a DOB commissioner no longer needs to be a registered architect or an engineer (Crain’s New York Business).