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One year later, Coney Island Library repaired and re-opened

The Library was flooded with five feet of water during Sandy. Now, pieces of the wrecked Coney Island boardwalk have been fitted into its new ceiling.

Piece of the wrecked Coney Island boardwalk have been integrated into the newly-renovated library's ceiling. Credit: Brooklyn Public Library Piece of the wrecked Coney Island boardwalk have been integrated into the newly-renovated library's ceiling.
Credit: Brooklyn Public Library

Almost a full year since the storm hit, the Coney Island branch of the Brooklyn Public Library is open for the first time since Sandy.

The library was flooded with five feet of water during the storm, library officials said.

Pieces of the wrecked Coney Island boardwalk have been integrated into the newly renovated library's ceiling. The library has also been made ADA-compliant, much to the delight of Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz.

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"I’m particularly pleased that this branch is now ADA-compliant, allowing every Coney Islander to access a wealth of literature and knowledge that makes us richer as a culture," Markowitz said.

Maybe one day someone will write a book about the resiliency of spirit on Coney Island and it will be available for all to read in the Coney Island Library," State Senator Diane Savino added.

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