I just received this unhappy news:
"The Wildlife Conservation Society's New York Aquarium, located in an evacuation zone in Coney Island, experienced severe flooding from the storm surge associated with Hurricane Sandy. The entire 14-acre facility was under water. As the water recedes, we will need time to assess the full extent of the damage. "
The Aquarium staff stayed through the storm to do what they could. It must have been awful. The fish must have been confused.
And the Aquarium is such a wonderful place, recently renovated. They were hosting the cutest-ever "Ascarium at the Aquarium" event, free for little kids in costume, just last weekend.
No news yet on Luna Park, MCU Stadium, the Boardwalk.
Prospect Park Zoo, also managed by the Wildlife Conservation Society, was not damaged. The NY Aquarium will be closed until further notice. Stay tuned for updates.