The Daily News follows up on yesterday’s stories about the Coney businesses’ impending fight to stay put, and lawyer Marc Aronson is sounding even more bullish: “They’re not going to be out in November and they’re not going to be out in December and they’re not going to be out for a while.” Steve Biterzakis, who has owned the Grill House for seventeen years, says, “We’re about to fight the biggest battle ever.” And it certainly doesn’t look like Ruby’s is ready to vacate by November 15, judging by this bit of good news on its Facebook page: “Due to overwhelming requests, from our loving and loyal customers, Ruby’s plans on opening up for the last time … Saturday nov 13.” So if you missed out on what was supposed to be the last hurrah, you’re in luck!
Actually, Amusing the Zillion hears the “Coney Island Eight,” as AM New York is now calling them, have gotten a four-day reprieve, whatever that’s worth. Meanwhile, L Magazine’s blog has an interview with a former “freak” from Shoot the Freak, who says, “I came here from the Midwest and did not move here because it was like the Midwest.”
Shoot the Freak: A Former “Freak” Speaks [Measure/L Magazine]
This Week in Coney Island: Party at Paul’s Daughter, Hypocrisy at NYCEDC [Amusing the Zillion]
It’s a boardwalk battle as booted Coney Island businesses vow to fight evictions [NYDN]