Long Beach boardwalk
At a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared the “boardwalk is better than before.”
The original boardwalk on Long Beach was destroyed in storm. The reopening is part of the city’s “Stronger, Smarter, Safer” reconstruction effort.
The 2.2-mile boardwalk, which was destroyed by superstorm Sandy, is expected to be ready for the crowds by November.
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.