Coney Island operators to meet with City Council

With summer coming to a close, people are wondering what changes are in store for Brooklyn's playground, Coney Island.Astroland Amusement Park operators and developer Thor

CONEY ISLAND - With summer coming to a close, people are wondering what changes are in store for Brooklyn's playground, Coney Island.Astroland Amusement Park operators and developer Thor Equities will meet next week with City Council officials ahead of a zoning vote. The vote will determine what types of businesses and properties will remain in the amusement district.

Coney Island activist Dick Zigun is lashing out against the developer, saying he was misled. Zigun claims Thor failed to fulfill promises to sell property to his nonprofit. Zigun says he's worried about the future of the park.

Thor Equities is reportedly in negotiations to buy land that's currently home to Dino's Wonder Wheel. The developer is planning a $1.5 billion project that will revamp the area with retail and amusement attractions.

The Astroland Amusement Park closed its doors Sunday after a 45-year run, and may patrons are fearful the park will never reopen.

Meanwhile, the New York City Economic Development Corporation plans to restore the 88-year-old B&B Carousell and make it a main attraction in the redeveloped area.

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