Coney Island Residents Oppose Casino

CITY COLLEGE–While Coney Island is known for its beaches and amusement park, residents call it home because of its immigrant-owned businesses and cultural restaurants.

Yet even as locals enjoy many neighborhood features, they worry that things will soon change.

Real estate company Thor Equities plans to build a casino in the area, upsetting residents who say it will disrupt their quality of life.

Harlem View reporter Rhiannon Rashidi explores the community’s concerns and how they are fighting against this project.