The popular outdoor spot was far from being rebuilt when CBS 2′s cameras stopped by on Wednesday and residents were disappointed.
The demolition and cleanup work from the massive boardwalk fire in Seaside Park and Seaside Heights, N.J., should be complete by the end of November, officials said.
Seaside Park and Seaside Heights officials have hired South Toms River-based Eagle Paving Corp. — which is operated by the man who also runs FunTown Pier — to do the work.
Last week’s massive boardwalk fire in New Jersey began accidentally, the result of an electrical problem, an official briefed on the investigation said Tuesday.
New Jersey is offering $50,000 grants and $5 million no-interest loans with no payments due for two years.
Some contestants will sport footwear that reflects their state. Miss Florida’s shoes depict alligators, Miss Indiana’s have basketballs and hoops, Miss New Jersey will sport sea shells and Miss Arizona’s have a cactus.
Gov. Chris Christie said the fire that raged for eight hours in Seaside Park and Seaside Heights was 95 percent contained by late morning Friday.
Plans to build new restroom facilities on the Brighton Beach boardwalk have been delayed, according to a published report.
The bridge, which connected the West Eighth Street subway station to the New York Aquarium and boardwalk, had stood for more than 50 years, but fell into disrepair.
Upgrades to the boardwalk included stronger tropical hardwood, a new retaining wall, and energy saving LED lighting.
The original boardwalk on Long Beach was destroyed in storm. The reopening is part of the city’s “Stronger, Smarter, Safer” reconstruction effort.
A New Jersey beach town has yet to write a ticket for anyone violating its saggy pants ordinance, which took effect over the July Fourth holiday weekend.
The New Jersey town of Belmar has begun taking more steps to prevent damage from future hurricanes.
Sixty percent of the boardwalk was also destroyed and FEMA doesn’t want to pay to replace it.
The remains of a boardwalk ride washed up in Seaside Park this weekend and beachgoers on the Jersey Shore are asking if the the water will be safe this summer.