Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk

The Daily Plant : Thursday, June 19, 2008

An 85th Birthday Gift For The Coney Island Boardwalk

Early 20th Century Coney Island
Photo by Phil Abramson

Money is always a popular birthday gift and the Coney Island Boardwalk received a great deal of it on its 85th birthday - $10 million!

On June 13, Commissioner Adrian Benepe accepted a ceremonial check in the amount of $10 million from State Assembly Members Steven Cymbrowitz and Alec Brook-Krasny. The funds will be used for reconstruction projects along the Coney Island Boardwalk.

“The Coney Island Boardwalk is 85 years old and showing its age. What better birthday present for this cherished Brooklyn destination than the recent allocation of $10 million from the New York State legislature,” said Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe. “I am grateful to Assembly Member Cymbrowitz and Assembly Member Brook-Krasny for their foresight and their commitment in securing these essential funds. They will be put to good use in reconstructing sections of the boardwalk, providing visitors to Coney Island with a safe and enjoyable experience.”

That’s not all. Mayor Bloomberg earlier allocated approximately $5 million to reconstruct the boardwalk from West 12th Street to West 15th Street. That work will begin after Labor Day.

Now to find an ATM machine large enough to cash the check!


Join the Bronx Ebony Society in marching in the Bronx Day Parade!

The date is Sunday, June 22 and the meeting time is no later than 11:30 a.m.
We will meet at Mosholu Parkway and Hull Avenue.

All Parks employees are invited to join in and march.

For details, please contact Arnyce Foster at (718) 430-1832 or email her at


Eco-Friendly Tip of the Day

“DO use a thermos, reusable bottles or mugs for drinks.
DON’T use single use cartons or cans.”

“Pack a Waste-Free Lunch.”


“Remember when life's path is steep to keep your mind even.”

(65 BC - 8 BC)

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