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.