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The aquarium has been closed since Oct. 29, when the storm surge came over and under the Coney Island Boardwalk, flooding all the buildings at the 14-acre park.
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Councilman Domenic M. Recchia Jr., said the “revitalization of South Brooklyn…would not be complete with the reopening of the New York Aquarium.”
The partial reopening will include Glover’s Reef; exhibits in Main Hall (Coral Triangle of Fiji, Great Lakes of East Africa, and the Flooded Forests of the Amazon); outdoor spaces of Sea Cliffs (walrus, sea lions, harbor seals, sea otters and penguins); and a fully re-modeled Aquatheater with a new sea lion demonstration.
The estimated cost of full restoration and reconstruction is $65 million.
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