NY1 excerpt -
So what are the new attractions this year? Eight new rides - three at
Deno's Wonder Wheel Park, the rest at Luna Park. There are also new
places to eat. Checkers is opening by the Stillwell Avenue train
station, and a Wahlburgers is on the way. The celebrity brothers who
founded the restaurant will even feature this new eatery on their show
"That'll actually be part of their reality show. They're working it
into the story of the show," Zaki said. "So we're very excited about
There's also excitement about Coney Island becoming a year-round
destination. A new semi-pro football team debuted in the fall, and there
was the first New Year's Eve celebration.
"This is extraordinary for an area that has been known for being a seasonal destination," Bliss said.