We may be looking at a few straight days of shitty rain and depressing temperatures this week, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't yearn for the days of summer by watching this beautiful love letter to Coney Island, made by Brooklyn-based filmmakers Land of Nod Inc. If anything, it'll lessen the pain of any sour experiences you may have had while venturing to the beachy land of South Brooklyn (see: that time you stepped on a used heroin needle before taking a rattling ride on The Cyclone, which caused both your iPhone AND camera to break).
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Here goes Marty endorsing another potentially bad idea: legalized gambling in NYC. And he knows the perfect place to put it... not in Park Slope, of course, but on Coney Island. Since Governor Cuomo is pushing for a constitution amendment to legalize gambling for a ginormous convention center/racino at the Aqueduct in Queens, Marty asks, Why not Brooklyn? And more specifically, why not Coney Island?
Casino gambling ... would bring jobs and revenue to potential locations in New York City, especially Coney Island, which is a natural.
So says Marty in a release via the The Brooklyn Paper. Supporters of the plan, who include the unofficial mayor of Coney Island, Dick Zigun, say it "could be a savior for Coney Island," by making it a year-round fun zone chock full of restaurants, hotels and maybe even casinos. He, like Marty believes that casinos will create jobs and millions of dollars in revenue for the area.