Plastic OK’D for part of wooden boardwalk
NEW YORK | A New York City commission has approved a plan to replace part of Coney Island’s wooden boardwalk with a combination of plastic and concrete.
The city’s Public Design Commission met Monday to discuss the proposal from the city Parks Department. Its approval was the last step needed to go forward with the plan.
More than three dozen people spoke against the plan to make over stretches of the aging, 2.7-mile Brooklyn boardwalk. They carried signs that said “Boardwalk, not sidewalk.”
The city stopped using long-lasting lumber from tropical species of trees in 2008 to help preserve rain forests. Officials have had trouble finding a reliable supply of more environmentally friendly hardwood.
City officials have said the plastic composite lasts longer than wood and is cheaper. The boardwalk has drawn visitors since 1923. charged in beard-cutting attacks on fellow Amish in Ohio will close ranks and challenge the constitutionality of the federal hate-crimes law, a member of the defense team said Monday.
J. Dean Carro, a University of Akron law professor who filed a challenge on behalf of the man accused of being the ringleader and one of his sons, said all defendants would challenge the law and try to have the indictment dismissed.