Planned Coney Amphitheater Derided As ‘Plastic Potato Chip’


This August, they’re supposed to break ground at Coney’s Asser Levy–Seaside Park on a $64 million amphitheater with 4,000 seats and a sort of translucent, swooping roof-type thing. Brooklyn borough prez Marty Markowitz announced the project last year and is really excited that it’ll be competitive with area concert venues like Jones Beach and Westbury. But now some folks are saying this’ll cost too much and eat up all of the park. ‘What — $64 million for this?” barked local Ida Sanoff. “We don’t need this expensive plastic potato chip here!” Salty! [Brooklyn Eagle]