Posted in music | venues on July 12, 2010


The Seaside Concert Series is expected to get the green light as Mayor Michael Bloomberg is set to sign off on legislation today that will save the Coney Island concerts.

The shows were placed on hold after nearby synagogues complained that the noise would disrupt their congregations.

The Sea Breeze Jewish Center and Temple Beth Abraham filed a lawsuit citing a 1935 city code that prohibits sound permits to be issued within 500 feet of places of worship.

Since then, the City Council approved a pilot program where decibels, and not just distance, determine whether sound permits should be granted. That would allow the concert series to go forward.

The first show is scheduled for Thursday featuring Neil Sedaka.

Critics say the city is manipulating the law. [NY 1]

Brenda Lee opens for Neil Sedaka on July 15th. All Seaside Concerts start at 7:30pm and are free.



Comments (11)

not only did the complaining synagogues lose the battle, they got the concert series ten times more press than it would have had otherwise.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2010 2:01 PM

I for one am psyched for Neil Sedaka!

Posted by ironic hipster | July 12, 2010 2:01 PM

I love I love I love my Concert series

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2010 2:34 PM

for once religion hasn't ruined something for everyone.

one step in the right direction.


Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2010 2:48 PM

Most people reading this are missing the point.
It is not only the 6, 7 or 8 concerts in the summer, it is the project of an 8000 seat amphitheater to be built to take over the entire park and have pay for concerts on a regular basis.

The amphitheatre will be including food vendors etc creating trash and vermin in the area.
Street will be more congested, noise levels will be unbearable throughout he year.

This project belongs in Coney Island proper not within a residential block outside of the Coney area...

It is a community issue about the amphitheatre and not only the sound.

Posted by PAUL | July 12, 2010 2:53 PM

Paul, I personally understand that and have no sympathy.

Posted by food vendors like OMG | July 12, 2010 2:56 PM

"trash and vermin"

Another name for "rock and roll". Bring it on.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2010 3:32 PM

Why not have the paid concerts at KeySpan park? It's a great venue.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2010 3:57 PM

those jews are always complaining about something.

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Posted by miniclip | September 5, 2012 1:40 AM

Paul, I personally understand that and have no sympathy.

Posted by flowmeters selection | May 28, 2013 8:57 PM

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