2007-11-23 / Community

Parks Begins Renovating Far Rockaway Boardwalk

By Miriam Rosenberg

Although missing and jagged boards west of Beach 23 Street are not on the Parks Department's agenda this time around, a spokesperson said "we anticipate many improvements as part of PlaNYC." Although missing and jagged boards west of Beach 23 Street are not on the Parks Department's agenda this time around, a spokesperson said "we anticipate many improvements as part of PlaNYC." As promised earlier this year by the city's Parks and Recreation Department, renovations have begun on Far Rockaway's boardwalk between Beach 20 and Beach 23 Streets.

The work started late this past sum mer and new boards have already been laid down on the street side of the boardwalk.

"[The renovations are] expected to be completed in the spring," Abigail Lootens, of the Parks Department told The Wave in an e-mail this week.

In its June 8 issue, The Wave ran photos of jagged boards, some with dangerously protruding nails, that were found from Beach 21 to Beach 24 Streets. Queens Commissioner of Parks, Dorothy Lewandowski, told this newspaper in May "There was contract money available to fix the boards in the 20's [in the fall]."

The Wave asked Looten if there were any plans to replace the boards west of Beach 23 Street.

"This particular contract is just for Beach 20 to 23 Streets, however we anticipate many improvements as part of PlaNYC," said Lootens.

The process of laying down new boards on the street side of the Far Rockaway boardwalk, between Beach 21 to Beach 23 Streets, is almost complete. Work on both sides of the boardwalk should be completed by Spring, 2008. The process of laying down new boards on the street side of the Far Rockaway boardwalk, between Beach 21 to Beach 23 Streets, is almost complete. Work on both sides of the boardwalk should be completed by Spring, 2008.

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