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Historic Rockaway Boardwalk Built Back Stronger Than Ever

The Rockaway Boardwalk dates back to the 1920s. In 2012 Hurricane Sandy destroyed much of the Boardwalk but it is now back thanks to $480 million in FEMA funding. The boardwalk has been rebuilt stronger and more resilient.  FEMA funding for the project included a 428 Alternative Procedures grant in the amount of $263 million to pay for resilient concrete decking and infrastructure that included 424 benches, 84 ramps, 87 stairs, 232 light poles, shower units and electrical components. The city also received a $199 million FEMA grant for 406 mitigation to elevate the boardwalk and construct a sand barrier to increase resiliency.

- Location: The Rockaways, NY
Video by Kenneth Wilsey - Sep 20, 2016
Last Updated: May 10, 2017