Coney Island to get 23 new rides

This artist's rendering provided by the New York City Economic Development Corporation shows a view of the proposed new Luna Park in the Brooklyn's Coney Island neighborhood.
This artist's rendering provided by the New York City Economic Development Corporation shows a view of the proposed new Luna Park in the Brooklyn's Coney Island neighborhood. AP
/ Source: The Associated Press

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says 23 new rides are part of a plan to revive Brooklyn's historic but mostly dormant Coney Island amusement park.

Roller coasters, go-carts and a human slingshot are among the attractions being announced Tuesday.

In November, the city announced its purchase of 6.9 acres in Coney Island for $95.6 million.

The city intends to create a year-round, 12½-acre outdoor amusement park. It will be part of a 27-acre amusement and entertainment district.

The project eventually will include restaurants, movie theaters and retail. Nearly 5,000 units of housing are planned, including 900 units for low- and moderate-income families.