Business is good at Coney Island

Business is good at Coney Island

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From the brand-new Thunderbolt roller coaster to the world-famous boardwalk, tourists and business owners alike say Coney Island had a great ride of its own this summer.

Toms Coney Island's general manager Vasilios Tourlokas says the mild summer impacted his boardwalk business in the best way possible: a 10 to 15 percent increase.

Chris Smith of Brooklyn Rock says over all business is up. "Keep Brooklyn offensive" sweatshirts are Smith's hottest-selling item. He tells us his store was on the offensive financially this summer for a variety of reasons. He says the area has further recovered from Superstorm Sandy and it is so famous all over the world that tourists can't help but come here.

Apparently it is hard to slither away from Coney Island once you're here in New York City. Wonderful times on the wonder wheel keeping businesses owners and tourists coming back for more.

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