Brooklyn Daily excerpt-
The Army is going to be storming the beaches of Southern Brooklyn.
That is, the Army Corps of Engineers will rebuilding the coastline of
Brighton Beach and Coney Island with $7.2-million worth of brand new,
tax-payer-funded sand to replace the beaches washed away by superstorm
Beginning sometime around Labor Day, contractors will start dredging
up sand from the bottom of Rockaway Inlet and dumping it along
Brooklyn’s southernmost coast.
The project is designed to protect residents and businesses in Coney
Island and Brighton Beach — as well as vital infrastructure like the
Belt Parkway — from the ravages of future storms and tidal surges, but
not even the Army can prevent Brooklynites from using the expanded
beachfront for a little Summer fun, said Corps spokesman Chris
“The purpose of the project is costal-storm risk reduction, although
it obviously has a considerable recreational value,” he said.