Keep the Boards in the Coney Island Boardwalk-No Concrete! and Save the Rainforests
  • Petitioning Steven Cymbrowitz

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New York State Assemblyman
Steven Cymbrowitz
NYC Councilman Committee on Parks and Recreation
Daniel Dromm
New York City Public Advocate
Bill Deblasio
New York State Dept. of Parks and Historic Preservation NYC Regional Coordinator
Karen Phillips
NYC Councilman Committee on Parks and Recreation
Vincent J. Gentile
New York City Councilman
Lew Fidler
Brooklyn Borough Parks Commissioner
Kevin Jeffrey
Policy Associate to the NYC Public Advocate
Paul Costa
New York City Design Commission
Ms Butler
New York City Councilman
Mike Nelson
Senior Advisor to the NYC Public Advocate
Isabella Vais
NYC Councilwoman Committee on Parks and Recreation
Elizabeth S. Crowley
Brooklyn Borough President
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz
Congressman New York 28th District
Jerrold Nadler
Director of Community Assistance Unit Brooklyn South
Andrew Olsen
New York State Senator
Diane Savino
New York State Assembly
Alec Brook-Krasny
New York State Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Rose Harvey
NYC Councilwoman Committee on Parks and Recreation
Julissa Ferreras
Commissioner New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
Adrian Benepe
NYC Councilman Committee on Parks and Recreation
James Vacca
NYC Council Chairperson Committee on Parks and Recreation
Melissa Mark-Viverito
New York City Councilman
Dominic Recchia

Keep the Boards in the Coney Island Boardwalk-No Concrete! and Save the Rainforests

    1. Rob Burstein
    2. Petition by

      Rob Burstein

      Brooklyn, NY

Tell New York City’s Parks Department not to destroy one of New York’s authentic jewels, the world-famous Coney Island Boardwalk! It has provided a unique, peaceful respite for visitors and locals alike from the concrete city all around us. This 89-year-old icon has endured through two World Wars, a plethora of political administrations, and the ravages of nature’s wrath for nearly a century, but it may not survive the myopic stewardship of the very agency to whom its care is entrusted. If the Parks Department has its way, the Boardwalk will be turned into a concrete sidewalk! Their explanation for this choice is the citywide dictate to limit the use of rainforest wood, but there are in fact many other options available. Send a message to New York’s Parks Department to tell them that the choice is not between saving the rainforest and saving the Boardwalk — the correct choice is to do both! Stop the use of rainforest wood, and replace it with one of the available sustainable domestic hardwoods such as Black Locust or White Oak for the surface decking (the part that we all see and on which we walk). The support structure underneath should be made from recycled plastic lumber, which the U.S. Army has used to build bridges that support tanks and locomotives. This design would be both cost-effective and desirable, and, most importantly, would preserve the basic elements of what makes the wondrous Coney Island Boardwalk a boardwalk.

 

Please sign this petition to convey to the NYC Parks Department that the people of New York as well as visitors from around the world deserve the continued enjoyment that only the Boardwalk provides and that no sidewalk can ever replace!

 

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    • Edmond Brown ORO VALLEY, AZ
      • 8 months ago

      I grew up on this boardwalk....Coney Island was all I had in the summertime.

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    • Maria Gramieri CHARLOTTE, NC
      • about 1 year ago

      I love Coney Island. Some of the greatest times of I've ever had were there. Preserve it as it was meant to be. The boardwalk is part of its beauty.

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    • Barbara Zimmerman POCONO LAKE, PA
      • about 1 year ago

      I lived in Coney Island/Sea Gate for 55 years. The aesthetically appeal of wood is superior to concrete, a "dead" material with no give beneath it. Wood breathes and flexes, and very often go back to Brooklyn to walk on the board walk.

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    • karla sona FT LAUDERDALE, FL
      • about 1 year ago

      I grew up on the Boardwalk and cannot image turning it into concrete - An abomination!

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    • Andrew Park DOUGLASTON, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      Please Save The Boardwalk! It is the heart and soul of Coney Island! Changing it could ruin it! Please Save The Boardwalk! Please Save The Boardwalk!

      Please Save The Boardwalk!

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