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Ride on!: The city wants amusement operators to build new rides and games on these Coney Island sites.
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Hold on tight — more rides are coming to Coney Island!

The city is asking amusement-park operators to pitch rides and games for the empty lots between the Cyclone roller coaster and MCU Park — part of a long-running redevelopment plan to expand the amusement area.

It’s another step toward the new Coney Island envisioned under a 2009 rezoning, but officials say they will pick proposals that harken to the area’s glory days as a “publicly-accessible, affordable amusement park, a place for experimentation, innovation, whimsy and surprise.”

A stretch of W. 16th Street between Surf Avenue and the Boardwalk could become a concession­aires’ row, while the empty lot between the ballpark and the Thunderbolt roller coaster may become a new thrill-ride hub, according to a request for proposals the city issued on Feb. 6.

Officials are also asking for more entertainment W. 12th Street, W. 15th Street, and Stillwell Avenue between Surf Avenue and the Boardwalk.

The city plans to lease the sites for 10 years, and developers would be responsible for repairing roads and infrastructure, as well as operating the amusements, according to the proposal request.

The new attractions should be up and running by summer 2018, the document states.

Reach deputy editor Max Jaeger at mjaeger@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–8303. Follow him on Twitter @JustTheMax.
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Wheelrider from Coney Island says:
Hmmm. . . from this map it looks like the Wonder Wheel is going to be moved from its current location to a new spot between Stillwell Ave. and West 12th?
Feb. 7, 2017, 2:47 pm
James from Coney Island says:
Great News more rides more jobs

Lets do something positive. Inner city NYC students. many immigrant won best app concept in NY and are currently in second place nationally to win a trip to florida to meet MIT engineers to build out their app and $15,000 in equiptment for the school

Text NGINEER to 22333. You won't get spammed
Feb. 7, 2017, 10:25 pm
Eric B from Bushwick says:
This includes part of the area the Kansas Fried Chicken guy wanted to make into a new Steeplechase Park. I wonder why the city just didn't let him do it years ago.
Feb. 12, 2017, 7:03 pm

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