Coney Island patrons soaking up end of summer despite cool forecast

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A cooler and possibly rainy Labor Day weekend is sure to disappoint some trying to soak up the unofficial end of summer.

Visitors are still taking in the beach and other outdoor activities at summer hot spots like the Coney Island boardwalk, despite unseasonably cool temperatures keeping others away.

Temperatures are expected to linger in the high-60s to low-70s this weekend, with rain also in the forecast.

Some Friday visitors to the boardwalk says they'll be visiting the landmark rain or shine, while others may seek out other plans.

The Alliance for Coney Island is pushing on with events all weekend, despite the gloomy forecast in the days ahead, while Tom's Restaurant has plenty of business on its outdoor patio.

But many businesses say sales have not been as high as in past years because of lower temperatures over the summer than usual.

Friday will be the final fireworks night of the season at Coney Island, while area pools will remain open until Sept. 10. 

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