Sunday, July 08, 2007

More Detail About Coney's Trip and Fall Boardwalk

<Broken Boardwalk

We've been reporting on the deplorable shape of Coney Island's boardwalk for a long time. Last week, we noted that it had resulted in seven lawsuits against the city in the last two years and that the city had settle nine injury lawsuits. Today, the Post, in an "exclusive" fills in some details. The Post reports:
In 2005 and 2006, seven suits involving injuries on the two-mile-long promenade were filed against the city, according to the Comptroller’s Office. The suits seek millions in damages.

In that same period, the city also shelled out $157,000 to settle nine cases involving boardwalk spills that occurred between 1997 to 2005. The injuries run the gamut from fractured ribs and legs to a broken nose.

Apparently much of the Parks Department's for boardwalk repair is being spent on a badly damaged section of boardwalk in Brighton Beach. Sounds to us like there needs to be a bigger budget.

Related Post:
Lawsuits & Repairs on Coney's Trip and Fall Boardwalk

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

They should make a concrete boardwalk. People may intially object to it because concrete doesn't have as much "character," but it's actually much safer and can look really nice. Most beaches along the california coast have concretre boardwalks, and they actually look quite nice, are better for recreation and wheelchairs. Also, during Coney's "transition" period, the city could give out permits for vendors to set up shop selling food, clothing, art, incense, hand-made soaps, fortunes and the like along the boardwalk. And, concretre seems like it would hold up better.

Also, they should bring the boardwalk down to ground level since everything along the boardwalk is getting torn up anyway. It would look nicer coming up to the beach when the boardwalk isn't blocking the siteline.

9:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YUCK!

This is Brooklyn not LA!

hand made soaps? eewwwww!

12:52 AM  

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