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Possible New Concert Shed At Coney Island

BROOKLYN, NY (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Building a world-class amphitheater at Coney Island to rival the nearby Jones Beach Amphitheater, will be one of Brooklyn’s top priorities in 2007, according to Borough President Marty Markowitz.

Prior to his State of the Borough address last week, Markowitz told the New York Daily News that he wants to create a roofed venue at Asser Levy Park, in Coney Island, where he has sponsored concerts since 1991.

“When the major, major summer tours occur…I propose that Brooklyn – Coney Island – be an additional seasonal concert venue,” Markowitz told the paper.

“I’m going to be making a major investment – and working closely with the Department of Parks and Recreation and the New York City Economic Development Corpration – to make this proposal a reality.”

The amphitheater would fit well with other developments proposed for Coney Island after a rezoning occurs in the next year, he said.

Markowitz is also looking to revamped the long-shuttered Loew’s Kings Theatre, to create “the Beacon Theater and the Apollo Theater rolled into one.” –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers