Sunday, February 24, 2013
Beach islands coming to Rockaway
From the Daily News:
The beaches in storm-battered Rockaway will be dotted with a series of new and revamped bathrooms, lifeguard facilities and concession areas this summer, city officials said Thursday.
The new landscape includes modernistic comfort stations, raised high off the sand to ward off future damage from raging storm waters.
Decades-old concession buildings that weathered Superstorm Sandy will be freshened up with shaded outdoor seating areas.
And food vendors are planning to create pop-up sites in shore-front areas, including the iconic concrete bus shelters on Shore Front Parkway, to feed hungry beachgoers until the buildings are up and running.
But three miles of boardwalk, destroyed by the storm, remain missing until longer-term plans are hashed out.
Meanwhile, boardwalk “islands” will be built around the bathrooms and concession areas.