Monday, December 22, 2014

Follow us:
Follow @NY1 on Twitter Follow NY1 News on Facebook Follow NY1 News on Google+ Subscribe to this news feed 


Report: Bloomberg Says Future Boardwalks Will Be Made Of Concrete

  • Text size: + -
TWC News: Report: Bloomberg Says Future Boardwalks Will Be Made Of Concrete
Play now

Time Warner Cable video customers:
Sign in with your TWC ID to access our video clips.

out of 10

Free Video Views Remaining

To get you to the stories you care about, we are offering everyone 10 video views per month.

Access to our video is always free for Time Warner Cable video customers who login with their TWC ID.

  To view our videos, you need to
enable JavaScript. Learn how.
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.

Then come back here and refresh the page.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg told a newspaper in the Rockaways that there will be no more wooden boardwalks after Hurricane Sandy.

Speaking to the local paper "The Wave", Bloomberg said any boardwalk that needs to be rebuilt, in the Rockaways or anywhere else, will be built of concrete.

Boardwalks from the Rockaways to Staten Island were carried off by the storm, but parts of the Rockaway boardwalk made of concrete survived.

Some people like the idea, while others feel there are more pressing concerns.

"I think it's a marvelous idea," said Deborah Johnson, a Rockaway Beach resident. "I think it's more sturdy. It would be more safe. It would be more solid. It wouldn't blow away like the boardwalk did during the storm."

"Worrying about wood versus concrete, it's an important topic for the future, not right now," said John Cori of the . "We have to think about building a seawall, rock jetties and a lot of sand."

The mayor also told the paper he's not sure the boardwalk can be fixed before the upcoming summer, but a spokesperson for the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation said those plans are still being finalized. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP