Could Camp Snoopy be rubbing against the Cyclone? The Daily News says the developers behind the Mall of America are very close to buying some Coney Island real estate, with intentions to "build a mall with residential, retail and office space." One broker who handles a lot of Coney property says they are many interested developers - not just Thor Equities - saying, "There's enough of Coney Island to go around for everyone." The MoA developers, Triple Five Group, should not be mistaken with clothing brand Triple 5 Soul. And if there's one thing that strikes fear in the hearts of New Yorkers, it's the word "mall." Or, at least, developers don't like to use the word.

The News adds that once the city releases the overall plan for Coney Island's redevelopment, then Thor will share its plans. The timeline is unclear, but Gothamist guesses things will be announced this year. The Parks Department calls Coney Island New York's most famous playground, and non-profit Coney Island USA is now offering vintage Coney Island images as fine art prints.