NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Months after being severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy, the New York Aquarium on Coney Island is finally ready to partially reopen.
About the half of the facility will reopen to the public on May 25.
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Sandy’s surge overran carefully calibrated tanks with oily, debris-filled water, knocked out even backup power to all the exhibits and made it impossible to check on some of them for days. Managers contemplated shipping animals away and wondered whether the institution itself could survive in its spot on Coney Island.