Sandy flattens houses in NYC's famed Coney Island

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Posted: Oct 30, 2012 8:20 PM
Sandy flattens houses in NYC's famed Coney Island

CONEY ISLAND, N.Y. (AP) — Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc in New York's Coney Island — a place better known for hot-dog eating contests than natural disasters.

The storm turned houses into piles of boards and bricks, their foundations visible and water still spouting from pipes. Many houses along the water were either completely washed away or leveled. Sandy's high water piled sand up to 2 feet high on the famous boardwalk.

But no deaths or injuries were reported. And many of Coney Island's landmarks, including Nathan's Famous Hotdogs and the old Cyclone rollercoaster, showed no visible damage.