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Parts of Coney Island park reopen as tower is eyed

July 3, 2013

NEW YORK ? Part of Coney Island's amusement park has reopened while workers examine the condition of a 275-foot-tall observation tower that was swaying.

Areas including the Coney Island Raceway and the B&B Carousel opened around noon Wednesday. But such attractions as the Cyclone roller coaster remain closed while authorities checked out the Astrotower.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says initial assessments indicate the unused tower is stable. But he says authorities are keeping areas near the tower closed until they're sure.

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