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The New Boardwalk at Rockaway Beach Showcases Coastal Resilience
"Beachgoers in this New York City oasis [of Rockaway Peninsula] can now flip-flop along a fully rebuilt boardwalk, one that reflects a coastal reimagination underway along the Mid-Atlantic and that heralds the staggering costs ahead of adapting to a changing climate," reports John Upton.
The old wooden boardwalk at Rockaway Beach "has been replaced by more than five miles of sand-toned concrete atop 50 million pounds of sandbags and a retaining wall that holds in place new sand dunes," writes Upton. The design will "protect residents and residences from storm surges."
The article includes in-depth reporting on the experience of Hurricane Sandy on Rockaway beach, along with all the details and context for the new boardwalk and coastal resilience project.