NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.
The cliche will ring especially true this weekend in Brooklyn. Despite the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy, Luna Park at Coney Island will open on a schedule Sunday to kick off the 2013 season.
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The major fix-up with the sweeping and the power washing at Luna Park was almost completed on Friday. During the storm the park was swamped by 5 feet of water.
“All our rides are run by electric motors. There is a lot of contact, the switches, the wiring. It was a mess,” CEO Alberto Zamperla said.
He said they all had to be replaced, but it was important to open on schedule.
“We are committed to have Coney Island back,” he said.
“Coney Island is back,” said Rican Vargas, the “commander in chief” of the group Coney Island Dancers.