News & Press


July 22, 2020
Coney Island Announces Return of Supplemental Sanitation
June 3, 2020
Coney Island issues a call for muralists to beautify storefront gates
March 9, 2020
Coney Island Announces the Recipients of the 2020 New Year's Day Polar Bear Plunge with Donations Totaling Over $60,000
December 12th, 2019
Alliance for Coney Island will be spreading some extra holiday cheer for close to 200 children 
November 25th, 2019
Alliance for Coney Island Announces Participating Businesses in 10th Annual Small Business Saturday
November 20th, 2019
Coney Island to Host Free Thanksgiving Day Meal for the Community
November 4, 2019
Registration Opens for the 116th Annual New Years Day Coney Island Polar Bear Plunge!
August 14th, 2019
Coney Island Prepares for the School Year with a Community Fair
August 13th, 2019
29th Annual Coney Island Sand Sculpting Competition Returns August 17th
July 2nd, 2019
The Alliance For Coney Island Announces the 2019 Flicks on the Beach Movie Lineup
June 24th, 2019
Third Annual Coney Island Music Festival Confirmed for July 20th
May 22nd, 2019
The Fun is Back in Coney Island  
Mar 29th, 2019
Coney Island Announces Recipients of the 2019 New Year's Day Polar Bear Plunge Donations Totaling over $60,000!
Mar 14th, 2019
Alliance for Coney Island & Kingsborough Community College Partner to Host FREE Job Readiness Workshops for Coney Island residents
Jan 10th, 2019
Alliance for Coney Island Statement on NYC Ferry Expansion
Dec 18th, 2018
Coney Island Announces 5th Annual New Year's Eve Celebration
Nov 26th, 2018
Coney Island Debuts Holidays Lights
Nov 19th, 2018
Alliance for Coney Island Announces Participating Businesses in the Ninth Annual Small Business Saturday
Nov 12th, 2018
Coney Island Opens Registration for the 115th Annual Polar Bear Plunge
Oct 3rd, 2018
Coney Island Neighborhood Rallies Together to Raise Awareness of Need for Ferry Service
Sep 5th, 2018
Alliance for Coney Island to Celebrate the Beginning of the School Year with a Back to School Community Fair
Aug 17th, 2018
Coney 28th Annual Coney Island Sculpting Contest
Jun 26th, 2018
Celebrate the Start of Summer Season with Sun's Out Fun's Out Event
May 24th, 2018
Summer is back in Coney Island
Mar 25th, 2018
Alliance for Coney Island announces the opening of the Amusement District and Attractions
Dec 29th, 2017
Ring in the New Year in Coney Island
Dec 18th, 2017
Alliance for Coney Island Continues to Give Back for the Holiday Season
Nov 27th, 2017
Coney Island Opens Registration for the 114th Annual New Year's Day Polar Bear Plunge of 'Giving Tuesday'
Sep 21st, 2017
Coney Island Businesses Raise over $27,000 to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims


September 7, 2020. Fox 5

"NYC's beaches and pools close for the season"

September 4, 2020. Fox 5

"Coney Island struggles as summer comes to a close"

September 2, 2020. Gothamist 

"It Feels Like A Ghost Town": The Pandemic Is Crushing Coney Island's Amusement District"

August 27, 2020. China Asia News 

"End of the ride? COVID-19 imperils 'people's playground' of New York"

August 21, 2020. Politico 

"No music, no laughter' as Coney Island mourns amusements shuttered by state"

August 20, 2020. amNY

"As aquarium prepares to reopen, Coney Island amusement parks face financial disaster"

July 23, 2020. Brooklyn Reporter. 

"Cleanups return with supplemental sanitation services"

July 23, 2020. Brooklyn Paper. 

"New sanitation initiative aims to clean up Coney Island as trash overwhelms streets"

July 22, 2020. Canarsie Courier. 

"Coney Island Announces Return Of Supplemental Sanitation Services For Amusement District"

July 4, 2020. News12. 

"Alliance for Coney Island pushes for amusement park rides to reopen in Phase 4 to help businesses"

July 3, 2020. CBS Local. 

"Thousands Expected At City Beaches For July 4th Weekend"

May 27, 2020. The Atlantic. 

"Beach Towns Are Next to Take the Hit. The sand may be safe, but what if Americans are too timid to return to shore towns and spend money?"

May 26, 2020. Brooklyn Reporter. 

"Adams, Treyger want better guidelines for reopening Coney Island"

May 25, 2020. City Land. 

"Mayor de Blasio Closes Beaches for Swimming"

May 22, 2020. Brooklyn Paper. 

"City Tweaks Beach Policy For Memorial Day Weekend, Opening Sand But Not Surf"

May 22, 2020. Yahoo. 

"NYC Mayor de Blasio burns Memorial Day beach economy with police threats"

May 21, 2020. The New York Times. 

"Can the 'Melting Pot of Humanity' Survive This? A dismal season is predicted fro Coney Island. If there is one at all."

May 14, 2020. Travel Pulse. 

"NYC & Company Announces The Coalition for NYC Hospitality & Tourism Recovery"

May 12, 2020. am NY. 

"An endless bummer? Coney Island gripped by uncertainty as summer approaches in COVID-19 era"

May 10, 2020. Gothamist. 

"Coney Island Businesses Brace For a Devastating Summer Of Coronavirus"

May 7, 2020. PIX11. 

"Coney Island summer plans on hold, including major anniversary of iconic Wonder Wheel"

May 6, 2020. Spectrum NY1. 

"How Coney Island is Changing Visitor Interactions Amid the Pandemic"

April 16, 2020. Spectrum NY1. 

"New Yorkers Brace For a Summer Of Closed City Pools, Potentially Shuttered Beaches"

April 7, 2020. News12.

"Small businesses on Coney Island say stay-at-home orders impacting start of season"

March 30, 2020. BKLYNER. 

"Where to Order and Take Out Food: Coney Island"

March 12, 2020. InterPark. 

"New Rides Are Coming To Coney Island's Amusement Parks"

March 9, 2020. Time Out. 

"YES! New rides are coming to Luna Park and Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park"

March 8, 2020. NY1. 

"Coney Island Polar Bears donate proceeds of annual 'Polar Plunge'"

February 29, 2020. PIX11. 

"Coney Island's Luna Park announces name of newest attraction"

February 27, 2020. CBS New York. 

"Coney Island YMCA Kids Name New Attraction At Luna Park"

January 2, 2020. Gothamist. 

"Hundreds Of Revelers Greet New Decade By Jumping Into Atlantic Ocean"

January 1, 2020. Brooklyn Vegan. 

"Coney Island New Year’s Day Polar Bear Plunge 2020 in pics"

January 1, 2020. am NY. 

"An icy plunge on New Year’s morning with Coney Island Polar Bears"

January 1, 2020. NBC New York. 

"Thousands Take Part in Coney Island ‘Polar Bear Plunge’"

January 1, 2020. New York Post. 

"Annual ‘Polar Bear’ plunge rings in icy start to new decade"

January 1, 2020. Newsday. 

"Coney Island Polar Bear Club brrr-rings in the new year"

January 1, 2020. CBS New York. 

"Thousands Start 2020 With A Splash At 116th Annual Coney Island Polar Bear Plunge"

January 1, 2020. PIX11. 

"2020 starts on frigid note with polar bear plunge in Brooklyn"

January 1, 2020. Spectrum News NY1. 

"Coney Island Plunge Makes a Chilly Splash into the New Year"

January 1, 2020. ABC7. 

"Thousands jump into Atlantic Ocean during New Year’s polar plunge"

December 31, 2019. News12 Brooklyn. 

"Coney Island boardwalk hosts New Year's Eve celebration"

December 15, 2019. News12 Brooklyn. 

"Alliance of Coney Island hosts holiday party, toy giveaway at Luna Park"

November 27, 2019. Brooklyn Reporter. 

"Coney Island Gospel Assembly to host Thanksgiving dinner"

November 21, 2019. Attractions Magazine. 

"Luna Park in Coney Island to celebrate 10th birthday in 2020"

October 30,2019. Brooklyn Paper. 

"10th annual kids Halloween parade marches through Coney Island" 

September 10,2019. Brooklyn Paper.

"Coney Island kids flock to back-to-school block party"

August 21,2019. Brooklyn Reporter. 

"Coney Island kids to get free backpacks, school supplies"

August 20,2019. Brooklyn Paper. 

"Annual Sand Sculpting Contest takes over Coney Island Beach"

August 19,2019. NY 1 News.

"Fun and sun and sand sculpting in Coney Island​'

August 19,2019. Brooklyn Reporter.

"Coney Island celebrates 29th annual sand sculpting contest"

August 19,2019. Bklyner.

"29th Annual Coney Island Sand Sculpture Competition: Photos"

August 19, 2019. Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

"Coney Island celebrates 29th annual sand sculpting contest"

August 15, 2019. Pix 11 News.

"Coney Island Hosts Major Summer Events this Weekend"

August 15, 2019. Brooklyn Based.

"Carve Out Time for the Coney Island Sand Sculpting Competition"

August 15, 2019. AM New York.

"11 Things To Do This Weekend in New York"

August 12, 2019. The Leo House.

"7 NYC Activities to Close Out Summer 2019"

August 4, 2019. Spectrum NY1.

"Coney Island Turned into a Worldwide Bootcamp of Sorts"

August 4, 2019. Tripsavvy.

"The Top Dog-Friendly Places in the US"

July 17, 2019. RedTri.

"Best NYC Beaches you can get to by Subway"

July 16, 2019. Bklyner.

"Summer Movies: Cinema Block Party and Flicks on the Beach"

July 8, 2019. Brooklyn Reporter.

"Coney Island celebrates America's birthday with annual fireworks display" 

July 3, 2019. News 12 Brooklyn.

"Road Trip: Coney Island" 

June 25, 2019. TimeOut.

"Where to watch the 4th of July Fireworks"

June 22, 2019. Spectrum NY1.

"Mermaid Parade Floats Down Coney Island's Surf Ave"

June 20, 2019. Brooklyn Eagle.

"Mermaid Parade to kick off in Coney Island this Saturday"

June 18, 2019. Brooklyn Reporter.
"This year's Coney Island Music festival features iconic rock and pop acts"

May 30, 2019. Brooklyn Reporter.

"Coney Island set for a sensational summer"

April 29, 2019. Brooklyn Paper.

"Fun employment: Recruiters hiring for more than 600 Coney Island summer gigs at upcoming job fairs"

April 16, 2019. Brooklyn Reporter.

"Coney Island celebrates official opening with slate of traditions"

April 9, 2019. Brooklyn Reporter.

"Alliance for Coney Island celebrates the Parachute Jump’s 80th anniversary at annual gala"

April 8, 2019. Brooklyn Paper.

"Party People: Locals celebrate community at Alliance for Coney Island's annual gala"

March 20, 2019. Brooklyn Paper. 

"You're hired! Local leaders hosting employment workshops for Coney Island job-seekers"

March 4, 2019. Brooklyn Reporter.

"Big Crowds expected at Coney Island Job Fair"

March 4, 2019. NBC Miami. 

"Coney Island Sand Sculpting - 1st look"

January 2, 2019. Newsweek. 

"In Pictures: Thousand's Brave On New Year's Day 2019 in 115th Coney Island Polar Bear Club Plunge"

January 2, 2019. AM New York. 

"Polar Plunge: Frigid New Year's Day Swim In Coney Island"

January 2, 2019. Insider. 

"20 Photos That Show How Brutal The Coney Island Polar Bear Plunge Actually Is"

January 2, 2019. Brooklyn Reporter. 

"Warmer Temperature Help Coney Island Polar Bears Welcome in the New Year"

January 1, 2019. Eyewitness News. 

"Swimmers Take To The Waters Off Coney Island In Annual Polar Bear Plunge"

January 1, 2019. CBS New York. 

"Thousands Of Brave Souls Take Part In Annual Coney Island Polar Bear Plunge"

January 1, 2019. NBC News. 

"Hundreds Take Relatively Mild Coney Island Polar Bear Plunge"

January 1, 2019. News 12 Brooklyn. 

"Crowds Take Dip in Ocean for Polar Bear Plunge in Coney Island"

January 1, 2019. Spectrum NY1. 

"Coney Island Polar Bear Plunge Makes a Splash Into the New Year"

January 1, 2019.  Pix 11 News.

"Thousands Jump Into 2019 with Coney Island Polar Bear Plunge"

December 24, 2018. Brooklyn Daily. 

"Bear Necessities: What you need to know about the Polar Bear Plunge"

December 4, 2018. Brooklyn Daily Eagle. 

"Mermaid Avenue celebrates first holiday lighting in two decades"

November 30, 2018. Brooklyn Paper. 

"Holiday cheer returns to Coney: Nabe lights up Mermaid Avenue for first time in years"

November 30, 2018. Bklyner.

"Holiday Lights, Santa Cruises Down Fifth Ave & More"

November 29, 2018. 6sqft.

"After more than 20 years, Coney Island brings back holiday lights along Mermaid Avenue"

November 29, 2018. AM New York.

"Coney Island's Mermaid Avenue sparkles with holiday lights this year"

November 28, 2018. News 12 Brooklyn. 

"Mermaid Avenue lights up for the holidays for 1st time in decades"

November 21, 2018. Brooklyn Daily.

"Scrumptious service: Do-gooders hosting free Thanksgiving dinner for Coney's neediest"

November 14, 2018. Brooklyn Paper. 

"Coney Island Prepares for 115th Annual Polar Bear Plunge"

November 12, 2018. Brooklyn Paper.

"Grand Cold Time! Register Now for the Coney Island Polar Bear Plunge"

November 12, 2018. Bklyner.

"Registration is Open for the 2019 Coney Island Polar Bear Plunge"

November 2, 2018. Brooklyn Daily. 

" NYC Ferry expansion sought by Coney Island Alliance"

October 3, 2018. AM New York.

"A Fright for the whole family: Young and Old celebrate Halloween at MCU Park"

October 3, 2018. News 12 Brooklyn. 

"Coney Island Leaders rally to gain inclusion into city's ferry service"

October 3, 2018. AM New York. 

"NYC ferry expansion sought by Coney Island Alliance"

September 11, 2018. Brooklyn Daily. 

"Youngsters get ready to go back to school at Coney Community Fair"

August 27, 2018. Brooklyn Eagle. 

"Take that Six Flags, Coney Island is coming back"

August 24, 2018. NY Times. 

"In Coney Island, Pro baseball with a small town feel "

August 17, 2018. Bklyner.

"28th Annual Coney Island Sand Sculpting Contest Returns Saturday"

August 2, 2018. Time Out.

"Coney Island Music Festival"

August 1, 2018. Brooklyn Paper.

"Beach Party: Future Punx Play Coney Island Music Fest"

July 31, 2018. GIGsoup.

"Co-headliners The Garden, (Sandy) Alex G To Perform at Coney Island's Second Annual Music Festival"

July 23, 2018. Bedford and Bowery.

"Don't Miss These Beach Bashes in Coney and Rockaway"

July 12, 2018. Brooklyn Reporter.

"A Revitalized Coney Island Brings New Events & Nostalgic Fun This Summer"

June 27, 2018. Brooklyn Vegan.

"(Sandy) Alex G, Shannon Shaw, & more playing Free Coney Island Music Festival"

July 4, 2018. New York Times. 

"Defending Champ Joey Chestnut Sets Record with 74 Hot Dogs"

July 2, 2018. Artsy. 

"Photographers Who've Captured Coney Island, from Young Love to Nathan's Hotdogs"

June 28, 2018. New York Times. 

"Coney Island's Newest Wonder: Sharkitecture!"

June 27, 2018. Bklyner.

"'Sun's Out, Fun's Out!' Celebrate the Start of Summer at Coney Island"

June 14, 2018. Metro. 

"Mermaid Parade 2018: Everything You Need to Know"

June 5, 2018. Observer. 

"The Best New York City Beaches to Hit Up This Summer—And the One to Avoid"

June 4, 2018. New Yorker Video. 

"A Hundred years of Coney Island"

May 29, 2018. Brooklyn Daily.

"New Coney thrill ride more view than Voom"

May 22, 2018. Metro. 

"Your guide to the best beaches in New York City"

May 14, 2018. Thrillest. 


May 9, 2018. Brooklyn Reporter.

"Child’s Building and Ford Amphitheater, Public Bath No. 7 among recipients of Landmarks Conservancy award"

May 9, 2018. Brooklyn Reporter.

"Oh, what a night! as Stars Under 40 are celebrated"

May 9, 2018. Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily.

"Coney Islanders get creative while keeping boardwalk clean at annual ‘Barrels of Fun’ event" 

April 30, 2018. Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily. 

"Coney Islanders raise funds for Alliance at Annual Gala"

April 25, 2018. Brooklyn Reporter.

"Alliance for Coney Island lauds forthcoming shark exhibit at Annual Gala" 

April 4, 2018. Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily.

"Sheepshead Bay Road retail center filling up"

March 29, 2018. Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily.

"Let the good times roll! Coney Island amusement park opens ... "

March 27, 2018. Brooklyn Reporter.

"Coney Island celebrates opening weekend to the delight of ... "

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