This is the Stamped Concrete Boardwalk in Rockaway Beach at B70th street .
This is the kind of Boardwalk that should be used in LONG BEACH > the city of LB should consider this ,because they never maintained the wooden one we had !
Joseph Kellard (Editor) January 28, 2013 at 04:51 PM
Thanks for posting.
Tonto Hertzberg January 28, 2013 at 07:27 PM
The narration is sublime. How on earth did they get Sir John Guilgud to do the voiceover?
V. P. R. January 28, 2013 at 08:44 PM
It's sir john gielgud if you please !
V. P. R. January 28, 2013 at 08:45 PM
LoL :-)
Tonto Hertzberg January 28, 2013 at 10:27 PM
Mayor Bloomberg seconds Sir Johns video. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/01/nyregion/bloomberg-says-no-more-wooden-boardwalks-in-rockaways.html
Jay Gusler January 28, 2013 at 11:10 PM
Just one problem: it's completely unaffordable. Check this link: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/02/nyregion/fighting-over-rain-forest-ipe-in-coney-island-boardwalk.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all As per the NYC Parks Dept., concrete costs $95.00 a square foot. The LB boardwalk is 626,000 square feet. That's $59,470,000. This is just the deck surface, no railings, lighting, benches, etc;. Plus, it's doubtful the existing concrete stanchions would handle the weight of concrete. Thus, they would either need to be replaced or underpinned. resulting in additional costs. So, even if concrete was the solution (which is debatable), it's way beyond our means. That is unless some enormously wealthy benefactor (the Federal Gov't?) should come along and buck up the $80M or so total cost a concrete boardwalk would carry with it.
V. P. R. January 28, 2013 at 11:48 PM
The long beach boardwalk & rockaway beach boardwalk were made the same kind of concrete stanchions !!
V. P. R. January 28, 2013 at 11:49 PM
They hold the weight of the concrete just fine !
Tonto Hertzberg January 29, 2013 at 12:07 AM
Im up at Nolans right now and the rest of the hounds at the bar are ready right now to start fixin up that board walk. Just give us a few cases of pabst and we will be done in a week ya god damned sisses.
Peggy Mahoney January 29, 2013 at 07:08 PM
Boozehound Joe! You are great!
geri cohen January 30, 2013 at 12:27 PM
The concrete boardwalk looks very nice, but the concrete will retain heat and it will be hard on legs for the many runners and walkers.. it is called a BOARDWALK, because it is made of boards!, not concrete.
V. P. R. January 30, 2013 at 01:16 PM
Run on the beach! If the concrete is to hard! Old wooden boardwalks are a thing of the past ! We need that can with stand these hurricanes, besides the fact that the City of Long beach , practically let the wooden boardwalk we had rot away ! Go Concrete !
Kat January 31, 2013 at 09:31 AM
if unaffordable they will never do it...
BSM February 05, 2013 at 06:37 PM
It is impractical for so many reasons and in my opinion not very attractive. If you want a hard surface you can use the street.


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