LONG BEACH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — As Long Beach struggles to find millions of dollars to rebuild their infrastructure and get people back in their homes, Sen. Charles Schumer is hoping to get federal money to build a new boardwalk that would withstand future storms.
Most of the cost of the 2.2-mile boardwalk would be covered by “hazard mitigation” funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, if the structure is rebuilt with concrete or tropical wood, 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck reported Monday.
“The boardwalk is the heart of our city,” Long Beach City Council president Scott Mandel told WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs.
“We want to build it to be storm-resistant. We want to rebuild it so that it will be stronger and tougher than ever,” Schumer said. “It’s going to be a symbol of Long Island’s, New York’s and Long Beach’s revitalization when it gets built again.”