Working with a team of world-class architects, amusement designers and economists, The Municipal Art Society has launched an initiative to develop new ideas for the design and programming of Coney Island. Charles Denson, Executive Director of the Coney Island History Project, was among the stakeholders who briefed the "Imagine Coney" Charrette Team at Brooklyn Borough Hall on October 27. The MAS initiative includes public workshops on November 10 & 12 in Brooklyn and a global web-based call for ideas open to all... More details can be found on the Imagine Coney web site.

The MAS is a 115-year-old advocacy organization dedicated to making New York a more livable city. Their Fall Program focused on Coney Island at the Crossroads. On September 10, Charles Denson presented Coney Island: A Ride Through History, an illustrated slide talk on the history of this neighborhood in transition. More details can be found here.

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Monday, November 10, 2pm on WBAI

Tune in to WBAI 99.5FM to hear Charles Denson talk about Coney Island past and present. He's stopping by Cat Radio Cafe, a live salon exploring the politics of art and the creative bounty of New York hosted by Janet Coleman and David Dozer. WBAI is streamed live over the Internet. The program will be archived on Cat Radio Cafe's website.

Visit the History's Project's website to listen to a selection of oral histories from our archive. You may sign up online throughout the year for an in-person or phone interview.
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