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Neighbors criticize NYC priorities for storm protection

Posted at 2:40 PM, May 24, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-24 14:51:04-04

Neighbors criticize NYC storm protection priorities. Comfort stations are among the first visible structures to rise along beach.

NYC Parks Beach Comfort Station

The Parks department issued this statement about the concrete baffle walls from Beach 126th St to Beach 149th St: These new walls are bigger and stronger than the walls they are replacing and are attached to 25-foot steel pilings that were driven into the ground. Later this month we plan to start installing areas of shoreline protective measures, including sand-filled geotextile mesh bags, next to the existing boardwalk piers. The first phase of this work will be the placement of shoreline protection devices from Beach 108th Street to Beach 126th Street, an area where there has been significant beach loss. We are also planning for a second phase of work with the installation of protective measures from Beach 26th to Beach 108th Streets.

Beach 106th Street view

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