There are a large number of people suing the city over the rotten condition of Coney Island's boardwalk, says the NY Post.
“There are huge holes in the boardwalk that have been there for a year or more that have never been fixed,” Brighton Beach resident Rochelle Katz said. The 60-year-old jogger fractured left shoulder last September and is suing the city for $100,000.
This is not news to Brooklynites. The Gowanus Lounge has been reporting on the condition of the boardwalk for some time.And an article published in the Brooklyn Eagle more than a year ago quotes Pat Singer, head of the Brighton Neighborhood Association, as saying, “It’s the worst it’s ever been." When she’s discussed the situation with the Parks Department, she added, they always claim a shortage of funds.
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