Coney Island boardwalk runners worry repairs are long overdue

Some patrons of Coney Island?s famous boardwalk fear neglect could lead to nasty falls.Gaps and holes have caused runners to trip and they?re worried about

CONEY ISLAND - Some patrons of Coney Island?s famous boardwalk fear neglect could lead to nasty falls.

Gaps and holes have caused runners to trip and they?re worried about children, wheelchair-bound people and people with canes getting hurt. One woman says she fell, hit a nail and got splinters in her clothes. However, patrons say they?re not ready to give up on the beautiful boardwalk by the water.

The Parks Department spent $500,000 to repair a section between W. 10th and W. 12th streets in May, but says it doesn?t have the money for a complete overhaul. Officials also say workers regularly repair the boardwalk.

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