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Coney’s Boardwalk Gets the Big Fix

February 4th, 2009 · 3 Comments

We’ve spent years ranting about what we called Coney Island’s Trip and Fall Boardwalk. Well, the one bit of good news out of Coney right now is that the Parks Department, as promised, is starting to repair the most deteriorate section, starting at Stillwell Avenue. The new decking will be “pre-cast concrete slabs and new sustainably harvested wood decking.” The completion date for the full project is 2010. The bad new–and this isn’t the Parks Department fault–is that since they started with the most dangerous part of the boardwalk, they’re working in front of the row of businesses that may or may not have their current tenants next year (and, if so, will have them at jacked-up rents in the middle of an awful recession). Well, at least no one will fall through the boardwalk looking at the empty storefronts.



Tags: Coney Boardwalk · coney island

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Old Time Coney-Er // Feb 4, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    Have they found any bodies under the rotting boards? I recall the ghost of Cropsey Avenue from my youth, which always worked to scare me.

    If there are no bodies, I suspect the only living things down under the boardwalk are the famed Coney Island Whitefish 🙂


  • 2 Rubys Host // Feb 5, 2009 at 8:01 am

    The Boardwalk repair is about 5 (promised years behind)- it is finally getting done on the worst area in front of the businesses between Stillwell & W 12th. YEAH!!!

    Currently we can not get into our buildings due to the repair but WE have not been evicted. In fact most businesses on the boardwalk have not been given a date to even clear out anything.

    We are waiting to see if the boardwalk is repaired by opening day.

  • 3 Native Son // Feb 17, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Gee maybe if the “first responders” didn’ ride their motorized three and four wheelers around we wouldn’t have this problem right now… Don’t want to wear off those beer bellies eh guys?

    God forbid i take my bicycle on those same boards….