Coney aquarium gets $4.5 million in capital funds to support programming


The New York Aquarium in Coney Island was presented a “symbolic” $4.5 million check from the City Council on Oct. 18, aimed at helping the local institution continue to build back a decade after Superstorm Sandy.

The funds — allocated by Councilmember Ari Kagan in partnership with the Council’s Brooklyn Delegation and with additional allotments from Council Speaker Adrienne Adams — will go toward strengthening the aquarium’s life support systems and a variety of educational programs and exhibits, according to officials.