Plan for Historic Childs Restaurant in Coney Island Moves Forward

The terra-cotta facade would be restored.
The terra-cotta facade would be restored. Photo: Jim.henderson/Wikipedia

The City Planning Commission voted unanimously in favor of Marty Markowitz’s proposal to renovate the massive old landmark Childs restaurant space in Coney Island, transforming it into an amphitheater and an upscale restaurant. The 5,000-seat outdoor venue would be the latest of the building’s many previous incarnations, which include a disco roller rink and a temporary HQ for Occupy Sandy last year. The City Council votes on the plan December 16. [BP, Earlier, Earlier]