here is the text of a flyer being distributed in Coney this weekend by the Save Coney Island Coalition. If anyone wants to repost it in their blog or reprint it for distribution, it's all yours....
It was written because those of us who work in the amusement district are constantly asked by visitors who feel passionately about saving the historic, authentic, one-of-a-kind Coney...Is Thor's plan a done deal? what can we do?
The flyer can be viewed in HTML format here:http://www.phantomplayland.com/SaveConeyIsland.htm http://www.magicalthemep...com/coneyisland/help.pdf
What can I do to help
SAVE CONEY ISLAND?!
The Save Coney Island Coalition says yes to revitalizing Coney’s world famous amusement zone!
NO to 26 New High Rises of up to 30 stories each in the current Amusement District!
NO to Retail, Malls or “Entertainment Retail” in the Amusement District!
NO to shrinkage of the Amusement District from 61 acres to 9 acres!
YES to preserving Amusement Zoning in the Amusement District!!
YES to keeping Coney Island the People's Playground- providing accessible Amusements for ALL to enjoy!! http://www.myspace.com/saveconeyisland
Learn the truth! Don’t be fooled by the city’s spin on their revised rezoning plan!
to join the mailing list for news of upcoming protests, petitions and more! http://www.coneyisland.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi
Speak out at the public scoping meeting on Tuesday, June 24, 2008, 6pm, at Lincoln High School, 2800 Ocean Parkway. Written comments accepted through 5:00 P.M. on Friday July 11, 2008 and may be submitted at the public scoping meeting or sent to Rachel Belsky, New York City Economic Development Corporation, 110 William Street, New York, New York 10038. Attention: Rachel Belsky, Vice-President, firstname.lastname@example.org
, Telephone: (212) 312–3718, Fax: (212) 312–3989
If you are a resident of New York City, write, email, or phone Mayor Bloomberg, City Council President Christine Quinn, and your City Council Member. http://council.nyc.gov/html/members/members.shtml
If you are a visitor to Coney Island from outside the city, another state or country, when you get home, send a postcard to Mayor Bloomberg, telling him what you enjoyed about your visit, and why you won’t come back to visit a Coney Island where amusements and authenticity have been zoned out of existence and replaced by generic retail stores, formula restaurants and so-called “entertainment retail.”
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, City Hall, New York, NY 10007
Phone 311 (or 212-NEW-YORK outside NYC)
Fax (212) 788-2460, E-MAIL:http://www.nyc.gov/html/mail/html/mayor.html