Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Seaside Heights, NJ boardwalk, minus the boards

Where  the  boardwalk used to be.  Photo: Kristi Funderburk, AP Press  

To the many thousands of summer visitors who have enjoyed a sausage sandwich, slice
of pizza or an ice cream cone on the boardwalk at the New Jersey Shore town of  Seaside Heights, the picture above of the boardwalk area without the boards is peculiar indeed.
Even unsettling.

It's also economically dangerous to the town that relies on tourism for 30 percent of its
annual $12 million budget.

That's why Seaside Heights is rushing to rebuild its boardwalk in time for summer even though the total cost of the project is still not firm, nor is the amount that the town can
expect in the form of reimbursement from FEMA.

Asbury Park Press reporter Kiristi Funderburk has the story here.

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