The Municipal Art Society will be presenting exciting new ideas for the planned redevelopment of Coney Island at BAM this coming Monday, November 17, 2008 at 6:30 – 8:30pm.

My fantasy for the future of Coney Island is that they reconstruct the Elephant Hotel which burnt down in 1896.  There have been other elephant buildings but none of them compare to this pleasantly debaucherous Victorian beast standing over the boardwalk:

image courtesy of the New York Public Library

image courtesy of the New York Public Library

You can submit your ideas for Coney Island’s future on the Imagine Coney website!

Sady Sullivan

About Sady Sullivan

Sady Sullivan is Director of Oral History at the Brooklyn Historical Society.
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One Response to IMAGINE CONEY

  1. Spencer says:

    How good would it be if they could reconstruct the Elephant Hotel anywhere in New York City? I hope someone can do it one day.

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