As the New York City Economic Development Corporation (E.D.C.) completed its work with the rebuilding of the Coney Island amusement park and the MCU stadium, it helped form a business group, the Alliance for Coney Island. Now, this group is teaming up with other programs in the community, like Coney Island Hospital, the Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island and the Astella Development Corporation, to create a new agency to aid in the recovery: Coney Recovers. The organization hopes to combine business development with community development. With a $25,000 grant from Robin Hood’s relief fund, its first project is the creation of Coney Corps, a workforce development initiative focused on training residents of the community in the various skills needed for the cleanup effort and then to placing them in the areas that most need their help. We believe that Coney Recovers is one of those magical stories that comes out of adversity.