Neighborhood Highlights

Must-See Coney Island

by staff, 05/28/2013

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  • New York Aquarium
    602 Surf Ave., 718-265-3474
    Hurricane Sandy contaminated the tanks and disabled electrical power at the aquarium in October 2012. It's been a long road back for the aquarium—America's oldest—but the attraction has been a Coney Island staple since 1896, and this summer will be no exception: the New York Aquarium reopened on May 25. Among the exhibits now up and running are Glover's Reef, where visitors can see stingrays, fish and eels from Belize; the outdoor Sea Cliffs display, which features otters, walruses and penguins; and the popular Aquatheater, where sea lions perform impressive tricks in exchange for treats (delicious fish). The attraction is a fun opportunity for New Yorkers and visitors of all ages to get an education in marine biology; and on Fridays from 3pm till close, admission is pay-what-you-wish.

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