New York: Brooklyn community board votes in favor of casino zoning, paving the way for Coney Island proposal

New York: Brooklyn community board votes in favor of casino zoning, paving the way for Coney Island proposal

Article brief provided by Brooklyn Paper
  • Jada Camille, Brooklyn Paper
January 16, 2024 9:19 PM

Bensonhurst’s Community Board 11 voted almost unanimously last week on the citywide gaming facility zoning text amendment, which would allow up to three gaming facilities in the city.

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The board’s “yes” vote applies to the three potential New York State gaming licenses, including the proposal for The Coney, a casino set to be built in Coney Island if it gets the downstate bid.

In total, 20 board members voted yes, with conditions that the affected community boards — such as 11 and Coney Island’s Community Board 13 — are allowed to provide input if The Coney is selected for the gaming license, that CB11 has an opportunity to review and speak out on traffic studies, and that southern Brooklyn residents would be allowed to participate in job fairs related to any new casinos in the area.