Plan revealed to rebuild Long Beach boardwalk

Officials say the plan for federal Sandy funds to rebuild the Long Beach Boardwalk will be revealed today. Sen. Charles Schumer supports a plan to

Sen. Charles Schumer supports a plan to rebuild the landmark while ensuring it is not as vulnerable to

Sen. Charles Schumer supports a plan to rebuild the landmark while ensuring it is not as vulnerable to "future storms". (2/25/13)

LONG BEACH - Officials revealed a plan to rebuild the boardwalk destroyed during Superstorm Sandy in Long Beach today.

Sen. Charles Schumer said he plans to make sure the city has the money to bring it back the right way.

Schumer wants to make sure FEMA supplies enough money to rebuild the boardwalk so it's resistant to future storms. Schumer says he wants it rebuilt with tougher, tropical hardwood like the Atlantic City boardwalk.

Officials say the wood costs a little more, but Schumer says it will last much longer, and stand a better chance if another storm like Sandy hits Long Beach. 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Raynham Hall Museum's exhibit features items about the 1 New Oyster Bay exhibit shines light on lives of slaves
A group of protesters outside Zeldin's office in 2 Long Islanders demand in-person meeting with Rep. Zeldin
Suffolk Police continue to search for the person(s) 3 Reward offered for missing veteran's monument medallion
Some professors at Stony Brook University are hosting 4 Stony Brook Univ. holds teach in about immigration, refugees
NICE bus in Nassau has already approved cutting 5 Bus riders rally for state funding for NICE, Suffolk Transit

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

A black-and-white photo shows the Long Beach boardwalk Crews start tearing down Long Beach boardwalk

The Long Beach boardwalk was ripped apart when Superstorm Sandy battered the Island's South Shore.

The plan would have the Army Corps of Long Beach votes to resurrect storm plan

Long Beach is taking steps to try to protect its beaches and its residents from

All of the items are made by Long Long Beach residents give back after Sandy

Creative Long Beach residents are helping to raise money to give back to the community.

City of Long Beach officials are holding a Long Beach residents offer boardwalk input

Long Beach residents got their chance to give their ideas about what they want to

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.