Coney Island casino developers sweeten license bid with plans for public rooftop garden

Coney Island casino developers sweeten license bid with plans for public rooftop garden

Article brief provided by Brooklyn Paper
  • Jada Camille, Brooklyn Paper
March 12, 2024 8:56 PM

Developers for the proposed Coney Island casino on Monday unveiled plans to include a rooftop green space as a part of their design.

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Renderings show an open space that developers said would be a mixed-use one-acre venue overlooking the boardwalk. Patrons would not have to go through the casino — called “The Coney” — to use the free amenity and would be welcome to bring their children, enjoy meals, view art installations and attend live performances.

Sam Gerrity, CEO of Saratoga Casino Hotel, decided the green space was “sorely needed” in the community after continued open dialogue with residents.

“This is one of the most exciting components of our proposed entertainment casino project,” Gerrity told Brooklyn Paper.