Yesterday the New York Times reported that the New York Aquarium, located off the Coney Island boardwalk, will reopen in the late spring. The Wildlife Conservation Society has not yet announced the exact date, but expects to soon. In spring only half the aquarium will open to the public, including exhibits in the Main Hall and the outdoor area of Sea Cliffs. Hurricane Sandy totally flooded the complex, leaving 10 to 15 feet of water in the basement and two to three feet on the ground floor. The staff worked around the clock to pump out the water and set up emergency generators so the marine life wouldn’t have to be evacuated. The Society estimated that in total, the hurricane caused $65 million worth of damage.
An Aquarium in Brooklyn Will Partly Reopen in Spring [NY Times]
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