Businesses expect Coney Island rebirth

CONEY ISLAND - Struggling Coney Island business owners say a development project that is expected to bring 250 jobs to the area should help boost sales.

"We went through some tough years, but we're looking for the big return," says Dick Zigun, who owns Sideshows by the Seashore. "We stuck with Coney Island."

A new park being built by Central Amusement International is expected to have 19 rides and debut this summer. Local business owners say they expect thousands of new prospective customers once the park opens.

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