Asser Levy Amphitheatre Approved

The sounds of music will fill summer seasons to come at Asser Levy Park near Brooklyn’s Coney Island following the recent approval of an amphitheatre plan.

A New York City Parks and Recreation Committee voted April 22 to defeat a resolution against the proposed $64 million shed.

“When I look at this plan, I see improvements for the park,” committee member Gene Ritter told the Brooklyn Paper. “If I thought this was going to destroy the park, I’d be with you.”

The plan has drawn ire from some in the community who have claimed the 8,000-capacity amphitheatre will gobble up most of the green space in the park and overwhelm nearby residents with noise from concerts.

The Parks department is seeking to secure an agreement with a concert promoter to oversee the shed, which is expected to be completed within two years, the paper reported.