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Breaking a Leg: New Coney Plasticwalk Will Be A While

There is still time to fall through the rotting Coney Island boardwalk and sue the city. Today's Daily News reports that the plan to replace a small stretch of the boardwalk with a plastic substance that looks like wood probably won't happen until next year. The most heavily used parts of the boardwalk are an adventure of sagging planks, broken boards and protruding boards, plus raised board the Parks Department nails over gaping holes. A number of people actually fell through last year, and there are lawsuits of up to $2 million against the city from people that have been injured. Ten injury claims were filed last year. The price tag for fixing the whole boardwalk (not all of which needs it) is about $200 million, give or take.
· One more summer of busted boardwalk [NYDN]
· Boardwalk lawsuits pile up as Coney Island icon deteriorates [NYDN]