Residents of Long Beach, Long Island, on Saturday were given a final chance to say goodbye to the landmark boardwalk before demolition began.
The demolition is expected to take about a month.
Belmarboards.com allows residents and visitors to donate funds towards the purchase of boards that will be used to reconstruct the 1.3-mile boardwalk.
Winter hasn’t even started, but storm-ravaged businesses at the Jersey Shore are already thinking about summer.
Joggers and walkers now stroll the water’s edge on Long Beach, unable to use the hurricane-damaged boardwalk.
It’s like an Atlantic City roll of the dice, but New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is asking FEMA for 100 % reimbursement for debris removal and emergency protective measures following superstorm Sandy.
The rally was held on Beach 86th Street in the Rockaways, where the devastation is still apparent more than a month after Sandy hit.
A thick layer of sand still covers much of the boardwalk at Coney Island, but it is what lies beneath that was sparking the debate nearly five weeks after Superstorm Sandy.
The tourism district of Atlantic City was virtually unscathed by Hurricane Sandy, including its famed boardwalk. However, because of some erroneous news reports on television, many would-be tourists have gotten a false impression.
A 40-year-old law that banned beach-goers from wearing swimsuits on the boardwalk in Ashbury Park has been overturned.
Note to the cast of MTV’s “Jersey Shore”: You’ve got competition.
No longer do beach-goers have to settle for cafeteria hot dogs and hamburgers, some of the city’s best eats can be found a boardwalk away from the beach.
A former city councilwoman in Asbury Park is admonishing beachgoers to put on a shirt when they’re on the boardwalk. Louise Murray says it’s the law.
Known as the city by the beach for good reason, Long Beach, Long Island has the bay on one side, and the ocean on the other, effectively surrounding it with beaches. With its small community feel and pristine, white sandy beaches, Long Beach is an oasis less than an hour outside of Manhattan.
The boardwalk’s fate has been the subject of much debate. Opponents said the change would destroy the boardwalk’s character and make it less safe.