Crowds Pack Reopened New York Aquarium After Major Renovations

May 29, 2013

On Saturday, May 25, WCS partially reopened the New York Aquarium to the public after seven months of closure following the devastation from Hurricane Sandy.

The Wildlife Conservation Society welcomed a large crowd at the New York Aquarium on Saturday, May 25 as it opened for the first time since Hurricane Sandy.

The line began to build 30 minutes before the 10 a.m. opening, and visitors continued to stream in throughout the day.

The aquarium is an anchor in the Coney Island community, pumping more than $58 million into the local economy annually and serving as an education center for more than 120,000 school children each year.

"The beaches were cold but the warm welcome at the WCS New York Aquarium brought in the crowds," said Jon Forrest Dohlin, WCS Vice President and Director of the WCS New York Aquarium. "We are excited to be back open for Coney Island, Brooklyn and conservation."

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