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Top Designers Stir Up New Ideas with MAS for Vision for Coney Island

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MAS launched Imagine Coney yesterday at Brooklyn Borough Hall; New York 1 report. A dream team of architects, landscape architects, entertainment programmers, designers, and engineers, were briefed by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, local Councilmember Dominic Recchia, Brooklyn Community Board 13, Coney Island USA, Creative Time, and several other local stakeholders on the current conditions at Coney Island and their aspirations for the future of the area. The Imagine Coney team will reconvene in Brooklyn in November for a charrette – an intense design workshop – during which New Yorker’s ideas will combine with their creativity to develop new ideas for a revitalized Coney Island. Learn more about Imagine Coney and the international call for ideas here.

MAS’ extensive efforts in 2006 to survey the historic resources of Prospect Heights and advocate for its designation as an historic district is finally paying off, says the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. The Landmarks Preservation Commission is holding its first public hearing on the proposed historic district today. MAS also weighed in on the preservation issues surrounding the Tin Building at the South Street Seaport New York 1 reports. Learn more about the future of the seaport and the General Growth Properties plan here.

In other news, the Landmarks Preservation Commission just approved the demolition of the O’Toole Building in the Village.to make way for St. Vincent’s new hospital and housing complex. (Crain’s New York Business; New York Observer)

The City estimates that Olafur Eliasson’s waterfalls generated a $69 million dollar impact on the City of New York (New York Times)