Beach Nourishment At Coney Island

BY Cameron Hickey  October 29, 2013 at 12:04 PM EST

Coney Island reopened after Hurricane Sandy wiped out the beach amusement park. Its new roller coaster Cyclone towers over a “beach nourishment” project, where dredges pull up sand from the ocean floor and pump it back onto the shore. This has been a Coney Island tradition since the 1920s, but is it enough to save the beach?

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