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Saturday, January 05, 2013

Long Beach's Famed Boardwalk to Be Razed Saturday

Reposted from http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Long-Beach-Boardwalk-Sandy-Razed-Saturday-185476402.html

Long Beach's Famed Boardwalk to Be Razed Saturday

By Greg Cergol
|  Thursday, Jan 3, 2013  |  Updated 11:29 AM EST

Long Beach's more than 2-mile-long boardwalk will be torn down this weekend so it can be rebuilt after Sandy wrecked it. Officials promise it will be up in time for the summer. Greg Cergol reports.
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Workers will begin to demolish Long Beach's famed boardwalk on Saturday, city officials announced Wednesday.
The more than two-mile stretch of wood and concrete along the beachfront was badly damaged by Sandy, and Long Beach's city council decided to tear down the entire structure last month.
"It looks like King Kong came in and ripped up the whole place," said Barbara Herr, who has visited Long Beach for 15 years.
An American flag and a holiday wreath hang on a pile of twisted wood in one of the boardwalk's hardest hit areas. The boardwalk has been closed since the storm, and while not every inch was destroyed by Sandy, city officials thought it best to demolish all of it.
"To be prudent, it's better to look at the entire boardwalk, take the whole thing down and rebuild stronger and smarter," said City Councilman Scott J. Mandel.
The demolition should take about a month, said Mandel. The reconstruction is expected to be finished by the start of the summer season, Mandel added.
The estimated cost of the project is $25 million. Long Beach hopes to recoup the entire amount from FEMA, Mandel said. But the city decided to move ahead before securing any funding guarantee.
"Long Beach is known for its boardwalk," Mandel said. "So, this is a symbol that Long Beach will recover from Sandy."
The boardwalk was first built in 1907, as Long Beach's founders looked to create a destination to rival Atlantic City. Elephants from Coney Island were used during the original construction, said city historian Roberta Fiore.
At first, the boardwalk was private, Fiore added. Visitors needed to secure a special invitation to enjoy the boardwalk and its adjoining amenities, like tennis courts.
Parts of the boardwalk were rebuilt in the late 1930s after a fire, Fiore said. Since then, the boardwalk has survived numerous storms and hurricanes, remaining the focal point of the waterfront community.
A special ceremony attended by city officials and residents will mark the start of demolition Saturday.
"It's part of their heritage, part of them, part of their blood," said Terri Powers of Oceanside.
"I look forward to walking here again," said Kevin McCormack of Lynbrook as he took pictures of what was left of the boardwalk.

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