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Long Beach Residents Enjoy Symbolic Weekend Opening Of Boardwalk

2-Block Stretch Of Boardwalk Opened Over The Weekend

LONG BEACH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – For a short time over the weekend, a stretch of Long Beach’s boardwalk was open to the public.

A two-block stretch of the oceanfront boardwalk was symbolically opened.

Residents said it helped make the comeback real.

“It’s going to be a better boardwalk than it was. I’ll be happy when I can ride my bike up there,” a resident told WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs. “I want the whole boardwalk.”

Beachgoerrs said they appreciated being able to enjoy their new boardwalk, even for a short while.

“It’s very delightful, I’m going to go jump around and dance over there,” one woman told Xirinachs.

The 2.2-mile boardwalk, which was destroyed by superstorm Sandy, is expected to be ready for the crowds by November.

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