The Coney Island Boardwalk May Soon Become An Official U.S. Landmark
An iconic summer destination in New York City, the Coney Island Boardwalk may soon become an official city landmark. This month, it was announced by Meenakshi Srinivasan, Chairwoman of New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission, that the boardwalk was being put on the list of properties that were to be considered for landmark status.
Officially known as the Riegelmann Boardwalk, this piece of local history dates all the way back to 1923 and stretches across nearly three miles of oceanfront views. If the boardwalk is approved for landmark status this spring or summer, it will include the actual boardwalk, the sand below the walkway, railings, light fixtures, Steeplechase Pier, and comfort stations.
The Riegelmann Boardwalk is one of the largest boardwalks in the country, falling just over a mile short of the Atlantic City Boardwalk. Locals and those who live in the city have been pleased to hear about the boardwalk’s nomination. If the Coney Island Boardwalk is approved as a city landmark, it will gain more protection and preservation.
To learn more about what landmarks are up for nomination, click here.
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