Gallery: NYC Swapping Wooden Boardwalks with Concrete Version That Coul...

As one Rockaway teenager put it, “They better rebuild the boardwalk by next summer! That’s the only place we have to hang out around here.” As she pointed out, the new concrete sections of the boardwalk in the Rockaways draws less of a crowd.

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  1. Stephen Beach January 4, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Thank you for the article, you bring up a lot of good points about sustainability and environmental impacts with different boardwalk materials. I am a Project Consultant for PermaTrak, a precast concrete boardwalk system that offers a sustainable, durable alternate to traditional boardwalk materials. If you’re interested, we have an article on our website about the differences between timber boardwalk designs and concrete boardwalk designs. It can be found here: . Thanks again for your insight, I’ll continue to follow this topic on Inhabitat.