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But, according to New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, numbers dwindled after World War II and Coney Island lost its lustre. "This summer, we're reversing that trend," Bloomberg says.
The first part of a new Luna Park is scheduled to open on Memorial Day (May 31) and will remain open daily until Labour Day (September 6), then on weekends until Columbus Day (October 11). When completed next year, Coney Island will have 23 rides. It is expected that the revamp, which will include a new neighbourhood of shops and residences, will generate more than $US14 billion in economic activity for New York City over three decades.