Critics: Concrete, fake wood threaten historic Coney Island boardwalk

Critics argue that the move takes away from

Critics argue that the move takes away from the boardwalk's historical meaning and decreases the boardwalk’s beauty. (May 21, 2014 6:55 PM)

Coney Island community members are fighting to stop the Parks Department from replacing the planks on the historic boardwalk with concrete.

The department has recently been replacing damaged parts of the boardwalk with concrete and synthetic wood boards.

Critics argue that the move takes away from the boardwalk's historical meaning and decreases the boardwalk’s beauty.

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