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.
The proposed regulations would ban overly saggy pants, going shirtless and walking with bare feet on the boardwalk.
Long Beach has come a long way from the devastation of superstorm Sandy, but the work isn’t done, and residents and business owners told WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs that they won’t stop until it’s all finished.
Best known, perhaps, as the town where Bruce Springsteen got his start, Asbury Park is an easy escape into New Jersey’s colorful past, and an equally exciting modern beach destination. Expect plenty of impressive Victorian and early 20th-century architecture standing proudly alongside dramatic new construction, unique shopping and a vibrant nightlife.
One quarter mile of boardwalk facing the most popular beaches will open on July 23. The other 80 percent is expected to be complete by early November.
The last of the Long Island state parks shut down by superstorm Sandy has reopened just in time for Memorial Day weekend.
Gov. Chris Christie was on hand for a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday for the brand new Belmar boardwalk which was destroyed by the Oct. 29 storm.