Coney Island has experienced a decline in recent years, owing to rising costs of real estate, mismanaged development proposals and a general economic downturn.  But despite all of these setbacks, the core aspects of the “world’s playground” remain intact.  Recognizing this, a new initiative spearheaded by the Municipal Art Society of New York is in the early stages of planning, hoping to return the area to its former glory. Aptly named Imagine Coney, the project brings together “world-class architects, engineers, amusement designers and creative producers” to collaborate on a new vision for future of the beleaguered neighborhood.

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