Plan to change Coney Island has some residents irate

A controversial plan to change an iconic tourist attraction has many Coney Island residents up in arms.

The Parks Department is revisiting a plan to change the wooden, aging planks of Coney Island's boardwalk to a combination of concrete and recycled plastic.

Parts of the boardwalk have already been converted to concrete and some residents say they welcome the change because loose boards and nails are safety concerns.

Others argue that there are already cracks in the concrete sections that are less than 2 years old, and the Parks Department needs to figure out a new plan.

The Parks Department will present its proposal to the city's Design Commission at a public hearing scheduled in the next few months.

All residents who oppose the plan will be given the opportunity to share their concerns at the hearing.

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