Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Petition to Save Coney Island's Wooden Boardwalk

Coney Island Boardwalk, after being damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Photo: NYC Parks Dept.
 Council members Treyger and Deutsch launched a petition calling on the city’s Landmark Preservation Commission to designate Coney Island's historic Riegelmann Boardwalk (dubbed “Coney Island’s Fifth Avenue”) as an official scenic landmark.

Why? The city wants to replace the iconic wooden planks, damaged during Superstorm Sandy, with cement.

For more details and a link to the petition, see Sheepshead Bites.

According to the NYC Parks Department, Riegelmann Boardwalk has been reconstructed numerous times since 1923, and many portions are now made of "sturdy Bethabara, Ekki, and Cumaru hardwoods.

The Parks Department's job description is: "Reconstruct boardwalk with concrete substructure, including removal and resetting or replacement of accessories and ancillary site work."

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