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Vegas Style Hotel Coming To Coney Island

September 19, 2005 at 4:56 PM | by | Comments (0)

Curbed via New York magazine:

He [Joe Sitt] plans to build a glittering resort paradise right next to the Coney Island boardwalk--a retail and entertainment colossus every bit as outrageous and flamboyant as the Bahamas' Atlantis. The plan includes megaplexes. An indoor water park. A 500-room, four-star hotel--four stars, in Coney Island!--and, at the center of it all, an enormous, psychedelic carousel laced with visual cues to a Coney Island that Timothy Leary could have dreamed up. Equally spectacular, Sitt hopes, will be a blimp that will take off from the complex's roof, carrying tourists on joyrides over the city as it flashes the resort's name in giant technicolor letters: THE BOARDWALK AT CONEY ISLAND. "The dirigible will leave every ten minutes," Sitt says, jabbing his finger excitedly toward the sky. "On an ongoing basis. Another. Another. Another. Lifting off and taking people on a tour, spreading the message that this is the place to be."

Wa-Hoo.  At best we are going to get the Borgata North out of this, at worst, well, um, you draw your own conclusions on that one.

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