Plas­tic OK’D for part of wooden board­walk

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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.

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