2013-04-12 / Top Stories

Safety Barriers For Shore Front


One of the bus shelter murals, painted by Rockaway artist Esther Grillo, along Shore Front Parkway. Jersey barriers are set to go up there between Beach 73rd and Beach 108th Streets. Photo By Dan Guarino One of the bus shelter murals, painted by Rockaway artist Esther Grillo, along Shore Front Parkway. Jersey barriers are set to go up there between Beach 73rd and Beach 108th Streets. Photo By Dan Guarino Shore Front Parkway is getting safety barriers. After feeling pressure from Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder’s office, NYC Parks Department and the NYC Department of Transportation have agreed to erect jersey barriers on the eastbound lane of Shore Front Parkway from Beach 73rd Street to Beach 108th Street. These barriers would protect the community and allow for the creation of a promenade in this public space.

“This is a huge victory for Rockaway residents,” said Goldfeder in a media release. “Putting up protective barriers on Shore Front Parkway would create a safer atmosphere and promenade for our families to enjoy while we rebuild our boardwalk and community.”

Goldfeder sent a letter to the mayor in January urging him to direct his attention to protecting the peninsula and considering the possibility of creating a promenade along Shore Front. Putting up these barriers would help create a safe and successful summer tourist season. The barriers would serve as a short term solution until the boardwalk is rebuilt, according to Goldfeder.

“I am pleased that the Parks Department has responded to our request to close part of the eastbound lane on Shore Front Parkway, but more importantly, now our community will finally have a desired destination for our families to enjoy and attract visitors to help our struggling small businesses recover after Sandy,” said Goldfeder.

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