July 4th, 2013
10:51 AM ET

Coney Island, Still Recovering

“New Day” is celebrating the Fourth of July this morning with some news of progress over at New York's historic Coney Island.

Heavily damaged during Superstorm Sandy last October, many rides are up and running. But challenges remain and parts of the amusement park will be off-limits today.

CNN's Jason Carroll reports from Coney Island with details:

“They are trying but they are definitely struggling out here,” he says.

The Astro Tower may not be ready. The Wonder Wheel is shut down at this point, and as a safety precaution, so is the world famous Cyclone.

“That means a lot of these vendors may not be open in time for the holiday,” Carroll reports.

However, the 2013 Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest is still on and the beach is open.

“These businesses look forward to Fourth of July like Christmas in terms of business for them, so they’re encouraging everyone still to come out and enjoy the day.”

Go to CNN.com for more on Coney Island getting back to normal.

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