Historic Coney Island bell finds home in Grimaldi's

The bell had been underwater since 1911 when Dreamland Park burned down.

The bell had been underwater since 1911 when Dreamland Park burned down. (5/18/13)

CONEY ISLAND - A historic bronze bell has found a home in a Coney Island restaurant recovering from Sandy.

The 500-pound bronze bell was recovered from the ocean floor, where it was underwater since 1911 when Dreamland Park burned down.

Joseph Silvestri, the manager of Grimaldi's, says displaying the bell at his pizzeria has attracted large crowds to his restaurant, whose theme is based on Dreamland Park.

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