|DNA Info/Katie Honan
A multimillion-dollar lifeguard shack installed after Hurricane Sandy on one of the peninsula's most popular beaches remains shuttered — nearly two months into summer.
The pair of buildings — which were part of a controversial project after Hurricane Sandy that has cost the city more than $121 million so far — have been standing empty at beach 97th Street and the waterfront since Memorial Day, officials admitted.
"Though lifeguards are staffing the beach in this area, they haven’t yet moved into the 97th Street building," Parks Department spokeswoman Meghan Lalor wrote in an email to DNAinfo New York.
"They will be in the building within the week."
A Parks Department spokeswoman said the shacks were closed while the city completed the second phase of the boardwalk, which opened July 3. However, the lifeguard shack is on a portion of the boardwalk that has been open since Memorial Day.