Fortunately, the NY Aquarium will NOT have flying sharks. (Source: wowfailblog.com)

A new housing complex is coming to Coney Island, with what will be the neighborhood’s most dangerous residents: sharks!

The NYC Public Design Commission approved a new structure at the New York Aquarium (Surf Avenue and West 8th Street). The 50,000-square-foot facility, called “Ocean Wonders: Shark,” will feature 115 species of marine animals, including 40 sharks.

Among the plans for the aquarium’s new look is a spiral ramp that connects the facility to the boardwalk, built with a 1,000 feet of tiny aluminum squares that reflect light and move with the wind. The ramp will go from the interior of the structure and lead out to new gathering spaces along the boardwalk.

City Council shark, Domenic M. Recchia, is looking forward to his district’s newest residents.

“This exciting new shark exhibit will attract people from far and wide to visit the New York Aquarium,” he told Brooklyn Eagle. “It’s been a dream of mine to have a world-class shark exhibit at the New York Aquarium, and this brings us one step closer to making that dream a reality.”

In honor of our expected neighbors, here’s a bunch of shark stuff from around the interweb:

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Pool Shark

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  • Bugg

    The ones with laser frickin’ beams on their heads, hopefully?

  • http://www.flickr.com/knightmare6 Knightmare6

    I want a giant one like this one!

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous
    • Anonymous

      Sorry, the last post is what I was trying to get across. Sheepshead fish at the Aquarium. Have patience until the 20 second mark.

    • Anonymous

      Sorry, the last post is what I was trying to get across. Sheepshead fish at the Aquarium. Have patience until the 20 second mark.

    • Anonymous

      Sorry, the last post is what I was trying to get across. Sheepshead fish at the Aquarium. Have patience until the 20 second mark.

  • jo

    lolz wtf?!

    i like the Iz Tiklish one

  • http://www.njluxurymotors.com Arthur Borko

    I don’t get it. Last year the Aquarium, Prospect Park Zoo, Bronx Zoo and Staten Island Zoo were all crying foul because Patterson took all their money and they were gonna risk shutting down. Now they’re expanding? I’m a bit confused.

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