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Many New Yorkers spent Memorial Day at Coney Island

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On this particular Memorial Day, Coney Island is recalling the damage left behind from Hurricane Sandy and hoping that better days are ahead.

At Coney Island you have the Cyclone to the left, Luna Park and the Wonder Wheel to the right -- and it's all packed with people enjoying this gorgeous Memorial Day.

"It's Memorial Day … Brooklyn style! Coney Island! Gotta love it!" said one proud Brooklynite.

A Brooklyn style Memorial Day on the Boardwalk! Sunny skies and warm temperatures brought lots of people out to the beach and lots of kids seeking out some cool treats.

Many people were not only celebrating the holiday but also the return of Coney Island. This area took a big beating in Superstorm Sandy. Luckily, a lot of the businesses here are back up and running, welcoming in the unofficial start of summer with huge lines -- like the one at Paul's Daughter.

"I wanted to see because of the damage sandy did, so I'm looking around – it's nice and perfectly."

Lines were long for a lot of the rides, too, including Deno's Wonder Wheel -- which turned 93 years old today. Army veteran Don Deola from Sheepshead Bay though, remembering the true meaning of Memorial Day.

"This is remembering all of our soldiers who have died in all the previous wars and also to remember the ones who are active today, still fighting our wars for us -- we got to keep remembering them, and still have a BBQ," said Deola.

A lot of businesses off the boardwalk are still recovering from Sandy. Nathan's on Surf Avenue, for example, just finally reopened last week. Many owners are hoping for a lot of beautiful days like this one this summer so they get a lot of business.

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