Seaside Park and Community Arts Center

Seaside Park and Community Arts Center EIS

Seaside Park and Community Arts CenterConey Island Holdings LLC, proposed development of the Seaside Park and Community Arts Center in the Coney Island neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. The project would develop 2.41 acres of publicly accessible open space with a 5,100-seat seasonal amphitheater for concerts and other events as well as restore the landmarked (Former) Childs Restaurant Building for reuse as a restaurant and banquet facility. The building also would be renovated for adaptive reuse to provide the stage area for an open-air concert venue and use as an indoor entertainment venue during the off-season months. As part of the environmental consultant team headed by Philip Habib & Associates, SEA addressed noise from increased traffic and outdoor concerts in conjunction with Cerami & Associates.



  • Identified sensitive receptors
  • Established impact criteria
  • Monitored traffic noise from baseball games during pre-event and post-event periods for weekdays and Saturday
  • Monitored crowd noise from Brooklyn Cyclones game
  • Monitored ambient noise at boardwalk
  • Monitored noise from fireworks and summer concert series
  • Concurrent traffic counts and vehicular classifications
  • Traffic noise screen for 28 intersections using passenger car equivalents (PCEs)
  • Cumulative noise levels from traffic and concert noise for alternative stage configurations

SEA has done other studies involving noise from entertainment and sports venues. They include the Coney Island Center at Asser Levy Park in Brooklyn, NY, the PNC Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ, the Reckson Sports Amenity in Rye, NY, and the Atlantic City Race Track in NJ.

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