Saturday, February 14, 2015

Feds to pay for Rockaway boardwalk rebuild

From the Daily News:

The city is poised to snag $480 million in federal funds for a storm-proof boardwalk in Rockaway, officials said on Wednesday.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency signed off on a deal to repair or replace more than 1 million square feet of boardwalk beams ravaged by Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

“It's great news that FEMA has green-lighted this massive federal grant,” said U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, who lobbied for the funds.The new boardwalk is scheduled to be completed by Memorial Day 2017. Sections will remain open while work continues.

City and state officials still need to approve the deal, but it isn’t expected to hit any major roadblocks.


Anonymous said...

This is typical, tear down what's already been rebuilt to build it again with Federal money. At least it makes jobs.

Anonymous said...

The new storm-proof boardwalk should be built by the renowned construction firm of Hubris, Folly, and I Told You So.

Storm-proof boardwalk, huh???? Are they going to anchor it to the Earth's solid inner core? Even if they did, the next super storm will either bury it under several feet of sand, or remake the beach so that the water is lapping at the boardwalk's edge.

JQ said...

I don't know how this is good,the scheduled date is insulting and who knows what disaster will come our way in the span of two years.They could have rebuilt that boardwalk with the same materials and got it done less than a year but chose to build those elevated aluminum duct tape stations and only renovated the street entrances where the hipsters eat and surf,116 was the only one that was truly a priority because of the locale and transit and bus stops.

and the way the feds laid that sand down last summer made the beach look unnatural. There are hills that look hazardous for people but appealing to dune buggies.I don't see how it's going to stop land erosion from the next Sandy.If anything it'll cause more.

Anonymous said...

the beach is a fenced off construction site. why are they using concrete? That broke and buckled. At least the wood floated down the streets. What is concrete going to besides slam into a house and totally bring it down??

2017 5 years after Hurricane Sandy is a horrible insult. Rockaway had 11 miles of historic boardwalk, on the largest public beach in the nation. The absence of the boardwalk is destroying any commerce, other than drug dealing, in the area.

Anonymous said...

Jobs for who? They are not running to hire any one from Rockaway.

Anonymous said...

What is needed is a sea wall to protect the boardwalk.Even parts that were large concrete slabs were thrown around like dominoes.
Sand bags,dunes or whatever they put there can't stop Mother Nature.
Look what happened to all the beautiful dunes from Jones Beach to Captree.It was well established with trees and grasses and was all wiped out.