On the mend: Coney Island and the Rockaways

Associated Press
A child rides the B & B Carousel on the Coney Island's boardwalk, Wednesday, June 19, 2013 in New York. Eight months after Superstorm Sandy hit New York City, Coney Island's rides, eateries and beach are getting plenty of visitors, and there are even a few new attractions like a carousel and a store for fans of the Nets basketball team. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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8 months after Superstorm Sandy devastated New York's Rockaways and Coney Island, flooding homes, destroying boardwalks and eroding beaches, these communities are on the mend and ready for summer.