Coney’s Boardwalk is NOT a Sidewalk! (petition below)

(Photo by Kevin Richardson)

Please help the effort to keep the Parks Dpt. from replacing Coney’s historic Boardwalk with concrete.  Our friends at Amusing the Zillion have a great summary of where things stand.  If you want to help, here’s what you can do:

1) On Saturday January 28st at 3pm, there will be a very important open meeting at the Brighton Beach Library–16 Brighton First Rd. at Brighton Beach Ave.–  hosted by the Coney-Brighton Boardwalk Alliance and Friends of the Boardwalk. Please come to this meeting to find out how you can help. RSVP to Rob at robburstein[at]hotmail[dot]com. Click here for directions.

2) Sign the petition! Tell New York City’s Parks Department not to destroy the world-famous Coney Island Boardwalk! Sign this petition here.

[Note: please visit the site even if you think you have already signed, because many signatures were not recorded due to a glitch in the system that has now been fixed. If you see a blue phrase “Inside U.S.,” you MUST click on this before signing. You’ll know your signature has gone through when you see a page that says, “Thanks for signing.” The site will reject duplicate names, so it is not possible to sign twice.]

3) Please set aside Monday, January 30th for the next New York City Design Commission meeting. As difficult as it may be to take off from work, this will be our last chance to influence the decision. Each person who shows up gets three minutes to speak to the Commission. The more people who show up, the more time we get. If you think you can attend, please contact Rob Burstein, robburstein[at]hotmail[dot]com.

where: 253 Broadway, 5th Floor, right near the City Hall stop on the R train.

when: The time of the meeting won’t be confirmed until one week before, so please check back here or at the Facebook page for updates.

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