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News Summary: NYC's Coney Island hopes for rebound

The Associated Press

LOOKING AHEAD: Five months after Superstorm Sandy's surge swamped Coney Island, many businesses are hoping a strong season will help them recoup the vast sums they have spent to rebuild.

UNDER THE BOARDWALK: Nearly 11 million people flocked to Coney Island Beach last summer, attending attractions like Nathan's Famous July 4 International Hot Dog-Eating Contest.

PLAY BALL: Most of Coney Island's boardwalk bars, shops and restaurants are back, and some will reopen later this spring, including the New York Aquarium. The Brooklyn Cyclones baseball team is set for its June 18 home opener, though it's unclear whether its damaged field will be replaced with sod or artificial turf.