City and Developer Spar over Coney Island Visions

College
Case Study
Miscellaneous
Pages 4 (1004 words)
Download 0
Coney island, once a centre for seaside amusement activities for the working and middle-class had become a quiet and neglected place till a few years ago. Almost forty years back, it was the centre of attraction for weekend revelers, but after World War II had lost its former glory…

Introduction


Bloomberg is a businessman himself and believes in achieving profits through growth and development. He believes in advantages of empowering the private sector and his administration has expedited permits and sanctioned building designs with minimum interference. The administration has been encouraging companies to start business in Coney by providing incentives in the form of tax breaks and freeing up unutilized areas along the beachfront.
The general public was divided in their opinion about the proposed development of the amusement park. While some agreed that a sophisticated and expensive amusement park was required in Coney to attract tourists, especially from neighboring areas, others were wondering about the costs to be incurred and whether the place would get enough tourists. Some were of the opinion that since people would visit Disneyland and other specialized places for amusement and vacations, there would not be enough money coming into the city through the new plans.
As Charles Bagli wrote in The New York Times, "The proposed rezoning, which covers 19 blocks and 47 acres from the New York Aquarium west along the oceanfront to Highland View Park, would transform an area pockmarked with empty lots and seedy buildings that still manages to attract millions of visito ...
Download paper
Not exactly what you need?

Related papers

The Galapagos Island Tortoise
The Galapagos Tortoise are the largest living breed of tortoises in the world. They inhabit the nine islands of the Galapagos archipelago. While Charles Darwin was the first to research these animals, they were actually discovered by a Spanish explorer in the 1500’s. “Galapago” means tortoise in Spanish and most likely derives from the word saddle. The Galapagos turtles have a distinctive…
Small Island Andrea Levy
It was not only dehumanising but also very demeaning, inspiring a number of strong written versions of expression of anguish.…
City and Developer Spar over Coney Island Visions
Bloomberg is a businessman himself and believes in achieving profits through growth and development. He believes in advantages of empowering the private sector and his administration has expedited permits and sanctioned building designs with minimum interference. The administration has been encouraging companies to start business in Coney by providing incentives in the form of tax breaks and…
Island of Aruba
Aruba is thus a natural magnet for tourists all over the world especially the world's rich and famous. Naturally, hotels, restaurants, beach resorts and other tourism infrastructures mushroomed in the capital Oranjestad and elsewhere in Aruba's 193 sq. km. island, which is an autonomous member of the Kingdom of Netherlands. It has the best of both worlds, enjoying full autonomy in its internal…
Coney Island Hospital
Coney Island Hospital prides itself in its ability to take an active role in building a healthier Southern Brooklyn. In so doing, the hospital makes a cognizant effort to reach out the ethnically diverse community it is an integral part of. This is done through the utility of innovative approaches. The Community Wellness 2000 initiative represents one of the many community-based coalitions…
Philip Island
Enroute to the Philip Island the Cranbourne, Richmond, Tooradin and San Remo cities were also superficially studied to examine the impact of urbanization as well as tourism on these cities.…
Ecology Of Long Island Sound
Because of this, approaches to the study of place may draw on very wide vocabularies and concepts of human subjectivity. For example, Steele (1981) noted several types of place experiences (immediate feelings and thoughts, views of the world, intimate knowledge of one spot, memories or fantasies, personal identification) and several major characteristics of place (identity, history, fantasy,…