Brooklyn Developer To Fight With City Over Coney Island Land
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A Brooklyn developer confirmed today that he is aggressively bidding on three acres of land in Coney Island that the city was hoping to buy to revitalize the boardwalk area.
A spokesman for Joe Sitt says he is in talks to buy the land which he would use to build a "massive" entertainment and amusement park.
Sitt had been in negotiations to sell his 10.5 acres of beachfront property to the city -- but those negotiations have stalled.
That land includes the site of the Astroland amusement park.
The city has proposed its own amusement park on the boardwalk.
The mayor's office has not commented on today's developments.