Kathleen Horan, Reporter, WNYC News
Kathleen Horan is a staff reporter for New York Public Radio, covering the neighborhood beat. She also reports 'Reset', an ongoing series documenting police-community relations in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.
New York, NY –
The City Planning Commission is giving the Coney Island redevelopment plan a green light to move forward. It's the latest step in the long process the city must go through to redesign the famed boardwalk and surrounding area. Supporters say the plan will create permanent jobs and housing, and return the crumbling boardwalk to its former glory. But critics briefly interrupted this morning's vote with chants. Krisiti Barnes of the group "Jobs With Justice" says the rezoning plan doesn't do enough for people struggling in Coney Island.
BARNES: We've been to numerous public hearings and all of our concerns about attaching good jobs standards and affordable housing really haven't been addressed.
City Council hearings on the Coney Island plan are expected to begin next month.