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 Bloomberg administration's proposal to rezone Coney Island has been approved by the local community board. The board's vote is advisory only, but it's the first step in a long process to move the plan forward.
Last week Coney Island residents packed a public hearing to express their concerns that the proposal doesn't set aside enough land for outdoor amusements, or that it won't create enough well-paying jobs.
One potential stumbling block for the plan: the city still has to find a way to purchase or condemn nearly a dozen prime acres owned by developer Joe Sitt.
The Brooklyn Borough President is the next to weigh in on the rezoning.