This is my third letter regarding the stretch of beach between Beach 90 Street and Beach 108 Street, and the need to dredge this portion of beach. Well Irene has taken whatever beach we had left, and has now compromised the integrity of the existing boardwalk. During Irene’s reign, this was the only portion of Shore Front Parkway which had flooded during the storm. Plans must be put in place to extend the concrete boardwalk which has been installed further downtown, up to Beach 108. This and the needed dredging will avoid any future flooding.
It’s time for everyone, residents, and business owners, to contact their local politicians on this matter.
Considering the extensive damage other communities experienced during this storm, the Rockaways made it through this time.