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Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and Sen. Charles Schumer christen the Cyclone roller coaster during its ceremonial opening. (March 24, 2013)

Coney Island reopens after Sandy

Coney Island has a ceremonial opening for the Cyclone roller coaster in Brooklyn after it was repaired from damages caused by superstorm Sandy.

Sen. Charles Schumer attends the ceremonial opening of
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Sen. Charles Schumer attends the ceremonial opening of the Cyclone roller coaster in Coney Island. (March 24, 2013) ?

People ride the Cyclone during the ceremonial opening
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People ride the Cyclone during the ceremonial opening of the Coney Island roller coaster. (March 24, 2013)??

People ride the Brooklyn Cyclone during the ceremonial
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People ride the Brooklyn Cyclone during the ceremonial opening of the Coney Island rollercoaster. (March 24, 2013)?

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Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and Sen. Charles
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Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and Sen. Charles Schumer christen the Cyclone roller coaster during its ceremonial opening. (March 24, 2013)

A crowd protests during the ceremonial opening of
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A crowd protests during the ceremonial opening of the Coney Island Cyclone roller coaster. The protesters are seeking to draw attention to the parts of Coney Island still suffering from Hurricane Sandy, even as the near by amusement parks re-open. (March 24, 2013)

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and Sen. Charles
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Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and Sen. Charles Schumer check out Erik Knapp's tattoo of the Brooklyn Cyclone roller coaster. (March 24, 2013)

Gerritsen Beach resident Erik Knapp shows of his
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Gerritsen Beach resident Erik Knapp shows of his Brooklyn Cyclone haircut. Knapp says he has been one of the first riders when the Cyclone reopens each season for the last eight years. (March 24, 2013)

While most of Coney Island reopened for the
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While most of Coney Island reopened for the season, the aquarium and Nathan's Famous main building have remained closed. (March 24, 2013)

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