Saturday, October 27, 2007

Rumor Report: Coney Boardwalk to be Repaired?

Boardwalk Damage

Here's an interesting tidbit to ponder on a dreary and wet Saturday when summer finally seems far, far way: A poster known as coneyislandbarker reports on the Coney Island Message Board that he was on the Coney Island Boardwalk yesterday and that two workers marking up the boardwalk told him the entire boardwalk was going to be replaced "starting next year." It is most likely a crazy rumor given the big price tags that have been attached to a replacement of the "entire boardwalk," but it's entirely possible that a key part or two might be fixed before next season. There is added speculation that the segment to be repaired is a block of the boardwalk between Stillwell Avenue and W. 12th Street. It is, in fact, one of the most deteriorated and heavily used of all the segments. We hope they use common sense and do everything from Astroland to Stillwell Avenue. It is even possible that a private funder could step up to underwrite some of the cost.

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