Over the Weekend: Coney Boardwalk Contentiousness
The city has put up a big fence around sagging parts of the boardwalk rather than repairing it and Coney Island businesses are very angry about it. Boardwalk entrepreneur Dianna Carlin, who owns the Lola Staar Boutique, and whose store is somewhat blocked by the fence, sent out a press release headlined "Free the Boardwalk!" that demands the city make repairs. Business owners are saying they'll take down the fence and fix the boardwalk themselves.