Ford Amphitheater on Coney Island Boardwalk Opens for Business at 3052 West 21st Street

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Last week, the open-air Ford Amphitheater on the Coney Island Boardwalk, at 3052 West 21st Street in southern Brooklyn, held its ribbon-cutting ceremony. The 5,000-seat venue debuted its first show, Impractical Jokers, on Friday. Live Nation is operating the amphitheater, according to Crain’s, and the location now serves as the new home of Seaside Summer Concert Series, which hosts free shows during the summer months. The three-story former Childs Restaurant Building, an individual landmark, was renovated and incorporated into the new amphitheater structure. The 90,164-square-foot building will also feature a restaurant on the ground floor and the rooftop, although it’s unclear when that will open. The rest of the property includes 40,000 square feet of public open space. The project is the work of iStar Financial, the nonprofit Coney Island USA, and the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC). Gerner, Kronick + Valcarcel (a.k.a. GKV Architects) is the architect of record.

Ford Amphitheater at the Coney Island Boardwalk

Ford Amphitheater at the Coney Island Boardwalk. Photo via Facebook

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2 Comments on "Ford Amphitheater on Coney Island Boardwalk Opens for Business at 3052 West 21st Street"

  1. Hello YIMBY..one word for this project is “happy”.

  2. Richard Grayson | July 5, 2016 at 11:12 am |

    It’s sad that all the summer concerts are no longer free.

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