Thursday, December 5, 2013

City Planning Commission votes unanimously in favor of the controversial Childs Building amphitheater plan

City Planning Commission votes unanimously in favor of the controversial Childs Building amphitheater plan • Brooklyn Daily

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A major public oversight board voted unanimously on Dec. 4 in favor of outgoing Borough President Markowitz’s controversial dream of turning the former Childs Restaurant in Coney Island into a venue to host his summer concerts series.
The City Planning Commission, a 13-member panel charged with approving major real estate projects, endorsed Borough President Markowitz’s pet project of converting the landmarked and derelict Childs building into a restaurant and arena complex — to the chagrin of residents who fear the Beep’s baby is bound to be unruly.