Revamped Coney Island Opens

A new amusement and entertainment section has opened at New York City's Coney Island. Long suffering from disrepair and neglect, the new development marks a turnaround. But some locals still object.
May 31, 2010, 5am PDT | Nate Berg
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The reopening consists of 19 new amusements.

"The amusements are part of a newly defined 27-acre amusement and entertainment district, also including new housing, movie theaters and retail areas.

Critics originally worried the big redevelopment plan would kill Coney Island's traditionally offbeat character and put emphasis on retail rather than rides.

However, City Council member Domenic Recchia said the Zamperla rides were in the traditional spirit of Coney Island."

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Published on Friday, May 28, 2010 in Yahoo News
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