A plan to replace Coney Island's rickety wooden boardwalk with plastic and concrete gets a final hearing Monday, in a debate that's divided the community over the summer getaway's changing image.
The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation wants to replace a section of the current wooden boardwalk with concrete and a recycled plastic wooden look-alike, which it says will be significantly cheaper to maintain and last longer than wood. But opponents say that a boardwalk made of concrete will be charmless and impractical.
The Public Design Commission of the City of New York, which oversees, among other things, landscape architecture on city-owned projects, will meet to discuss the proposal on Monday. Its approval is the last step needed to move forward with the new boardwalk.http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204603004577271940122109760.html