City Council Urges Dedication of Coney Island Boardwalk as a Landmark

The Coney Island Riegelmann Boardwalk could be one step closer to immortality, so to speak.

The City Council unanimously passed a resolution urging designation as a scenic landmark.

Councilman Mark Treyger of Brooklyn led the push. He says the city currently doesn’t need permission to make changes to the boardwalk, and the status will keep any of the remaining traditional wood planks from being replaced with concrete planks.

The Landmarks Preservation Commission rejected protected status for the boardwalk two years ago, saying the boardwalk had already been significantly altered from its original state. 

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