News Coney Island businesses raise $27G for Harvey victims in Houston Coney Island business owners donated more than $27,000 to help Houston victims of Hurricane Harvey. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Mario Tama By Ivan Pereira email@example.com @IvanPer4 Updated September 21, 2017 6:49 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Shop and restaurant owners along the Coney Island boardwalk know all too well the struggle of recovering from a hurricane, and now they’re pitching in to help their counterparts in Texas. Luna Park, Nathan’s Famous and the Brooklyn Cyclones are among the businesses that announced on Thursday that they've raised more than $27,000 for charities helping the Houston victims of Hurricane Harvey. Alexandra Silversmith, executive director of the Alliance for Coney Island, said it was the least the community could do in returning the outpouring of support and help it received following superstorm Sandy nearly five years ago. “We hope these funds will assist in the recovery and rebuilding efforts in Houston and are a small token of support for the city,” she said in a statement. The $3,000 raised by the Cyclones will go to the The Minor League Baseball Charities’ hurricane relief efforts. The remaining $24,000 will go to the Greater Houston Community Foundation’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. By Ivan Pereira firstname.lastname@example.org @IvanPer4 Ivan has been a staff reporter with amNewYork since May 2012 and covers breaking news, politics and enterprise stories. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.