Yes, Nathan’s famous hot dogs are still delicious and the annual Mermaid Parade is as outrageous as ever. Yes, the Coney Island Boardwalk is still the longest and widest in the world and yes although The New York Aquarium is the oldest continually operating Aquarium in the United States, the expansion and renovation has still not been completed.
In today’s Coney Island neighborhood there is so much happening. For example, there is a brand new 5,000 seat Ford Amphitheatre on the boardwalk where all kinds of wonderful bands like CHICAGO played this past summer. The 94 year old historic Spanish Colonial revival style Child’s restaurant which was designed by Dennison and Hirons, had been vacant for decades had an amazing restoration done to their façade. The inside has been gut renovated into what is now called Kitchen 21, a gorgeous and very hip looking open concept food hall/bistro with 5 eateries under one roof! The café serves made to order sandwiches, the community Clam bar serves delicious seafood, The Boardwalk & Vine rooftop wine bar looks out over the beach and ocean. Last but not least is the Test Kitchen, which has a rotation of celebrity chefs serving many different dishes. The gorgeous parachute bar runs the entire length of this eatery serving 32 different beers, Brooklyn themed cocktails and so much more. There is live Jazz on Sunday!
Real Estate values in Coney Island have steadily been rising after the neighborhood had recovered from Super storm Sandy. One bedroom, one bathroom approximately 700 square foot Co op apartments are asking in the price range of mid $200’s to low $300’s, two bedroom, one to 1.5 bathroom 1,000 square foot Co op apartments are asking in the price range of mid $300’s to mid $400’s. One bedroom, one bathroom 700 square foot Condominium apartments are asking in the price range of mid $400’s to high $500’s and two bedroom, one to 1.5 bathroom 1,000 square foot apartments are in the price range of high $500’s to mid $600’s. One and two family homes are asking in the price range of mid $500’s to $1.5M. Multi family homes are asking in the price range of the $800’s to $1M+.
The subway station in Coney Island located at 2904 Stillwell Avenue has received mostly good reviews. The train lines that go there are the D, F, N and Q trains.
There are 12 Schools in Coney Island. They are the following:
P.S.329 Surfside Grades PK - 5
P.S. 188 Michael E Berdy Grades PK - 5
P.S. 100 The Coney Island School Grades PK - 5
P.S. 90 Edna Cohen School Grades PK – 5 – 5
I S 303 Herbert S Eisenberg Grades 6 – 8
Coney Island Preparatory Public Charter School Grades k – 1 and 4 -10
Mark Twain I S 239 for the Gifted and Talented Grades 6 – 8
P.S. 370 Grades K – 5 and 9 – 12
Liberation Diploma Plus Grades 9 – 12
P.S. 288 The Shirley Tanyhill Grades PK – 8
Abraham Lincoln High School Grades 9 – 12
Rachel Carson High School for Coastal Studies Grades 10 – 12
Gradually, one step at a time, Coney Island is moving closer and closer to being developed into a year round destination. What does the future have in store for world famous Coney Island? Amazing things. Stay tuned!
If you or someone you know are planning to sell their Brooklyn property, whether a residential property, an apartment building, a commercial property, mixed use, multi family, co op or condo, vacant land or a development opportunity, call us. You will be very happy that you did.
We always bring our clients the top market price for their property and provide exceptional personalized service from initial consultation to closing.
Accord Real Estate Group