The original Nathan's Famous restaurant in Coney Island sits closed and covered in plywood six months after superstorm Sandy, one of scores of restaurants, shops and attractions that are still shuttered weeks before the official start of the seaside's tourist season. "If the restaurants are down, not many people are going to want to come to Sheepshead Bay," said Michael Katsichtis, whose father borrowed $25,000 and got a $10,000 city grant to reopen Greek eatery Yiasou three weeks after the storm.

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