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Two bodies found near New York's Coney Island after jet ski accident

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The bodies of a man and woman believed to have died in a jet ski accident near New York's Coney Island amusement park were found by police divers on Friday, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Full story

Coney Island park to reopen after tower examined

Coney Island's famous Cyclone and the Wonder Wheel were closed Wednesday, the day before one of the amusement park's busiest days, while engineers inspected a 275-foot-tall observation tower that swayed in the wind. Full story

Hit by Hurricane Sandy, NY Aquarium now poised to reopen

   In the immediate aftermath of the storm the staff at the aquarium on Coney Island boardwalk had to come up with creative ways to keep the animals safe in the face of no power but now they’re preparing to welcome the public once more. NBC’s Katy Tur reports.

Coney Island reopens

   Five months after Hurricane Sandy, a beachfront landmark is back in business. NBC’s Lester Holt reports.

March 24: Nightly News Sunday broadcast

   Snowy start to spring; Where the storm goes now; Kerry has strong message for Iraq’s Maliki; Financial chaos continues in Cyprus; Gun debate plays out on Meet the Press; Gay marriage fight goes to Supreme Court; Pope celebrates Palm Sunday; Netflix changing TV; Coney Island reopens; The Oklahoma Cit

March 21: Nightly News Thursday broadcast

   Backlog of veterans’ benefits claims grows; Police probe Texas link in prison chief killing; Focus turns to peace talks in Israel; US worried about chemical weapons in Syria; Fargo gets flood warning; Salt linked to 1 in 10 US deaths; Many unaware of unclaimed life insurance benefits; Disco lives fo

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  Coney Island’s Cyclone to re-open

The famous Cyclone on Coney Island will re-open this weekend. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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The entrance to Astroland Park is seen from the boardwalk at night at Coney Island, N.Y., Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008.

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 22: Revelers pose at the 2013 Mermaid Parade at Coney Island on June 22, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Coney Island was hard hit by Superstorm Sandy but parade organizers, whose offices were flooded, were able to raise $100,000 on Kickstarter to fund the parade.

Mermaid Parade participant Colby from New York poses for a portrait before the parade on Coney Island
Mermaid Parade participant Colby from New York poses for a portrait before the parade on Coney Island

Mermaid Parade participant Christine Colby from New York poses for a portrait before the parade on Coney Island, June 22, 2013. The annual Mermaid Day Parade is the largest art parade in the nation, a celebration of ancient marine mythology and it has over 1,500 creative participants. REUTERS/Ca

Mermaid Parade participant Chung from Texas poses for a portrait before the parade on Coney Island
Mermaid Parade participant Chung from Texas poses for a portrait before the parade on Coney Island

Mermaid Parade participant Erica Chung from Texas poses for a portrait before the parade on Coney Island, June 22, 2013. The annual Mermaid Day Parade is the largest art parade in the nation, a celebration of ancient marine mythology and it has over 1,500 creative participants. REUTERS/Carlo All