NY 1 Video: Advocates Look To Preserve Coney Island's Storied Past

March 23 2010



As redevelopment efforts begin to take shape in Coney Island, a group of Brooklynites called on the city Tuesday to maintain some of the area's most iconic structures. NY1's Jeanine Ramirez filed this report.

The Shore Theater stands out in Coney Island as the tallest building in the amusement area. And Coney Island enthusiasts hope it will soon be recognized for another reason. Built in the mid 1920s, the now vacant theater is one of the buildings in the area up for landmark status. A hearing on the proposed designation was held Tuesday by the city's Landmark Preservation Commission.