BREAKING! Parks Department Barricade Blocks In Coney Island Boardwalk Merchants

Seaside merchants have long complained about the sorry state of Coney Island’s rickety boardwalk.

And some say the city’s latest attempt to address the situation isn’t really helping:

“Instead of fixing the boardwalk in front of the businesses that go from Stillwell [Avenue] to 12th Street, the Parks Department decided to build this enormous barricade in front of all our stores,” said Dianna Carlin, owner of the Lola Starr Souvenir Boutique. “So now all of our businesses are completely blocked in by this wall, which they say will be there all summer.”

BREAKING! Parks Department Barricade Blocks In Coney Island Boardwalk Merchants