Save the date: The New York Aquarium reopens on May 25

Huzzah! The Sandy-battered Coney Island attraction will open some of its exhibits following extensive repairs.

Photograph: Julie Larsen Maher

In February, the New York Aquarium announced that it would partially reopen this spring, following extensive renovations to repair the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy. Today, the attraction confirmed a May 25 opening date. Yay! As we reported in February, only a few sections of the aquarium will be on view, including Glover's Reef and a brand-new sea lion show. But it's a wonderful step toward normalcy for the Coney Island institution, which was battered during Sandy.

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