Rebuilt Coney Island boardwalk falling apart

Just months after the Department of Parks launched the long-awaited renovation project on the Coney Island boardwalk, neighbors say the rebuilt sections are already coming

BROOKLYN - Just months after the Department of Parks launched the long-awaited renovation project on the Coney Island boardwalk, neighbors say the rebuilt sections are already coming apart.

In 2009, the DOP spent $5 million repairing the worn-out promenade, but already screws are starting to protrude and planks are loosening up.

"It's terrible, because the thing[s] that make Coney Island great is the beach, the ocean and the boardwalk," says Mike Greco, a concerned boardwalk visitor. Greco and Todd Dobrin, of Friends of the Boardwalk, say the DOP should review the renovations before moving ahead with the $30 million project.

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