City officials broke ground on a $25 million project in Coney Island, designed to protect the area against future storms.
The program has been in the works for many years, but Hurricane Sandy provided the spark needed to get federal funding.
The Coney Island Shoreline Project spans a three mile stretch between West 37th Street and Brighton Beach.
The Army Corps of Engineers will be building jetties there to protect
the area and prevent the kind of erosion that has plagued the shoreline
"They're basically stacked up rocks so we're putting about 100,000
tons of rock that are going to be shaped in the form of a T and a stem
that comes down. It's about 250 feet wide by about 250 feet long," said
Col. Paul Owens.
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