New York: Coney Island leaders against casino plan for iconic beach and boardwalk

New York: Coney Island leaders against casino plan for iconic beach and boardwalk

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  • Carl Campanile, New York Post
April 30, 2023 6:15 PM

A pitch to build a casino and entertainment complex in Coney Island got losing snake eyes from community leaders who voted against a gambling joint along Brooklyn’s historic beach and boardwalk.

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Community Board 13 members overwhelmingly passed a resolution rejecting the plan, 23 to eight — with the chairwoman saying she didn’t want to turn Coney Island into another Atlantic City, where casinos surround an economically struggling neighborhood.

It’s not a good sign for the ambitious project.

Board members are appointed by the borough and local council members — elected officials who’ll sit on a siting board to determine if a casino in Coney Island is desirable.