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What Comes Next for NYC's Iconic Coney Island Boardwalk?

The full heat of summer has arrived, driving tourists and locals alike out to the edges of the city. Down in Coney Island, the old boardwalk is crowded with visitors seeking a cool sea breeze, strolling along the horizontal forest of planks, as millions of others have done before them. The variegated, clattering wood underfoot and the waves crashing into the nearby sand create a unique aural and visual landscape, which has inspired generations of artists, musicians, and poets. Since its opening in 1923, the Riegelmann Boardwalk has become an international destination, and a true New York City landmark in every way—except one.

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