Storm doesn't halt Brooklyn's strutting mermaids

June 22, 2013 8:17 PM

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Storm doesn't halt Brooklyn's strutting mermaids

NEW YORK (AP) — Coney Island nearly went the way of Atlantis when Superstorm Sandy swept up the East Coast last fall, but even that couldn't stop Brooklyn's strutting mermaids from hitting the boardwalk on the first weekend of summer.

Hundreds of thousands of people mobbed the seaside amusement district Saturday for the spectacle of outlandish floats, wacky costumes and bare skin that is Coney Island's annual Mermaid Parade.

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