Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Coney Island library branch reopens, nearly a year after Hurricane Sandy destroyed it

The entire first floor of the library was gutted and renovated after the storm wrecked the Coney branch.Coney Island library branch reopens, nearly a year after Hurricane Sandy destroyed it  - NY Daily News
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The last of Brooklyn’s Sandy-slammed libraries has finally reopened — and it incorporates a fitting symbol of the superstorm that devastated six branches.
When officials cut the ribbon on the restored Coney Island branch Wednesday morning, they also showed off the coolest part of the gleaming facility: a ceiling that incorporates dozens of planks from the historic boardwalk that was also destroyed by the storm.


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