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    Great news, and a nice website.

    Terminal is evocative of the old amusement parks.

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    Wouldn't it be nice to get off that nice, new station, and go to a modern amusement park AND be able to ride the cyclone? *Or perhaps walk a couple blocks to your beachfront condo? *When is this going to happen already? *Beachfront "playground" in Brooklyn? *It happened before, it could and should happen again.

    Anyone know about anything going on over in CI?

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    Possibilities of a hotel atop the NY Aquarium, next to the Parachute Jump or both but it'll be a while

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    Message of this station: Coney Island's glory belongs to the past. The only goal that can be achieved today is attempting to recall it, however faintly.

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    Subway Station Getting Some Sun

    By Joshua Robin
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    November 14, 2003

    The MTA is building a solar-paneled roof above a swath of Coney Island subway track longer than a football field. When finished, it will be the largest sun-powered subway station canopy in the nation, transit officials said yesterday.

    The cover for the Stillwell Avenue station, slated for 2005 completion, will shield eight train tracks and power about 15 percent of the station, generating about the same amount of energy as 200 average-size single-family homes in the city.

    "We're the leader in the transit world when it comes to this," said Connie Crawford, NYC Transit's acting senior vice president for capital program management.

    The roof, part of a $283 million redevelopment of the century-old station, is one of several solar power projects that New York City Transit has under way. The agency had previously installed panels in a Maspeth warehouse and a tower at the Jackie Gleason bus depot in Sunset Park.

    "It's emerging in this area," said Richard Miras, program manager of New York City Transit's capital program oversight committee. "When it makes sense, we're putting it in."

    It costs about $4 million more to build the roof than if it had been made of regular glass, but NYC Transit officials believe the project will save the money in reduced energy costs over the expected 40-year life of the panels.

    The station, whose renovation is now half completed, is the terminus for the W, F, N and Q trains and is a quick walk to the landmark Wonder Wheel. The savings will be greatest during the summer, when energy costs tend to be at their highest.

    "Effectively, we're generating the most power when it costs us the most to buy it," Miras told a Metropolitan Transportation Authority meeting yesterday.

    Officials also plan a solar panel roof at the Roosevelt Avenue station in Jackson Heights — now being rehabilitated — and similar technology in rail yards around the city. By using the panels in Coney Island, NYC Transit expects to avoid thousands of tons of pollutants that would have been produced. It expects to save 17,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions over about 40 years, Miras said.


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    I've seen the arch framework for the canopy. It's really weird, seeing something so fresh and modern in the middle of a grimy construction area and a run down block.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian Wieland
    Message of this station: Coney Island's glory belongs to the past. The only goal that can be achieved today is attempting to recall it, however faintly.
    Not sure what you mean. You don't think a Coney Island renaissance is possible?

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    It's only an interpretation of the station's design. Obviously, its use will contribute to a certain renaissance. But its appearance sends the wrong message and is a feeble announcement that lacks confidence in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian Wieland
    Message of this station: Coney Island's glory belongs to the past. The only goal that can be achieved today is attempting to recall it, however faintly.
    Exactly the same thing I was thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek2k3
    Quote Originally Posted by Christian Wieland
    Message of this station: Coney Island's glory belongs to the past. The only goal that can be achieved today is attempting to recall it, however faintly.
    Exactly the same thing I was thinking.
    The revitalization of 42nd Street in Manhattan provides evidence that glory of old can be recaptured with imagination, capital, and willpower. Coney will come back.

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    All it needs is a pile of indoor attractions like you'd find along International Drive in Orlando or along the Vegas strip. Like a DisneyQuest, or a Sega Arcade, or a permanent Cirque du Soleil show. Pile on a lot of places like that and we'll have our own mini family funtime resort area again!

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