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.