Gallery: Sections of the Coney Island Boardwalk to be Replaced With Con...

To the horror of many, some of the wood in the famous Coney Island Boardwalk will soon be replaced by a mix of plastic and concrete. The Public Design Commission has approved a plan to remove the boards from Brighton Beach’s 15th Street to Coney Island Avenue in exchange for concrete sections with faux plastic boards. The new boardwalk is thought to be more cost effective, but many locals are urging the Parks Department to use sustainable domestic hardwoods.

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