Last Summer at Coney Island catalogs the area's history as America's first amusement park, and then delves into the current efforts to dramatically change its landscape.
Now, after years of false starts, change is coming to Coney Island. Come Hell or high water, the city of New York is determined to revitalize the once glorious, world capitol of amusements. Meanwhile, a private developer with dubious motives has been purchasing every square foot of land he can get his hands on. The neighborhood's residents, along with the amusement community and the millions who cherish Coney Island's legacy are left wondering what will happen next. Seaside salvation or Brooklyn boondoggle?
Last Summer at Coney Island airs May 15 at 10 p.m. on PBS.
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