From the Daily News:
Many New Yorkers welcomed Memorial Day weekend Saturday screaming on the rides at Coney Island's new Luna Park or kicking back on area beaches.
Frank DeSoto, of Queens, said the sight of Luna Park at night from his seat on the Wonder Wheel gave him chills, "all lit up, noisy and new."
"I remember when you'd look down to this spot and it was a ghostown," the 45-year-old said. "Now it's packed with lines all over."
Danny Montoya, 56, also of Queens, said he was lured by the nostalgic value of the place.
"My dad and grandfather used to tell me about Luna Park and the old rides," he said. "I think this is just as good, just as beautiful."