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Photo via Luna Park Facebook CONEY ISLAND Coney Island is one of New York City's most beloved summer destinations, and this year, the community needs the help of visitors more than ever. The beach and boardwalks are obviously a can't-miss attraction,
Photo via Luna Park Facebook

CONEY ISLAND

Coney Island is one of New York City's most beloved summer destinations, and this year, the community needs the help of visitors more than ever. The beach and boardwalks are obviously a can't-miss attraction, and neighboorhood pizza joint Totonno's has been called "a mandatory pilgrimage for all devotees to the slice." You also won't want to skip Luna Park for all of the classic amusements (although we'd call ahead to make sure it's open in light of some recent structural issues). Show your support for the New York Aquarium, which just re-opened this spring after major Hurricane Sandy damage and make new friends with sea lions, otters and penguins. Before you hop on the subway back home, pick up some souvenirs at the Coney Island Beach Shop.

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