Coney Island casino bid unpopular in NYC community, report shows

Coney Island casino bid unpopular in NYC community, report shows

Article brief provided by New York Daily News
  • Tim Balk, New York Daily News
July 11, 2023 8:52 PM

Coney Island residents appear skeptical of a bid to build a glitzy casino and resort on the sandy amusement stretch in southern Brooklyn, according to a public engagement report from the office of Borough President Antonio Reynoso.

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The 40-page report, out Tuesday, drew on and distilled feedback from two public forums held by the Brooklyn borough president. His office received about three responses opposed to the project for every response in favor, the report said.

Residents cited concerns about crime, displacement, traffic, gambling addictions and pain inflicted upon local business, according to the analysis. More than 200 respondents gave feedback on the $3 billion casino plan.