CONEY ISLAND - Coney Island residents celebrated the first night of Hanukkah Wednesday by holding a menorah lighting ceremony.
Borough President Marty Markowitz joined 93-year-old Holocaust survivor Jack Einstein to light the candle.
Rabbis say the menorah will serve as a symbol of light, unity and liberty. The menorah is 22 feet tall and 16 feet wide.
It was custom-made by Brooklyn artists and weighs more than 1,000 pounds.