Rye Playland still needs repairs 2 years after Sandy

Rye Playland still needs repairs two years after Superstorm Sandy despite millions of dollars in work having already been completed. The storm shredded stretches of the amusement park's boardwalk,

News 12 Staff

Oct 29, 2014, 1:56 AM

Updated 3,515 days ago

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Rye Playland still needs repairs two years after Superstorm Sandy despite millions of dollars in work having already been completed.
The storm shredded stretches of the amusement park's boardwalk, which cost about $13 million to repair with expensive Brazilian wood. The work was completed this spring.
"I think it looks much better," says Eileen Saitta, of Rye Brook. "It looks like there wasn't a storm."
"Big improvement, except over there," says Ellen D'Angelo, of Rye, referring to the north side of the boardwalk, which remains closed to the public. Another parkgoer calls that closed-off stretch of boardwalk "chewed up."
Westchester County Legislator Catherine Parker agrees. "We are now two years past Superstorm Sandy," she says. "We received the funding from the federal government. There's no reason why there should be this kind of delay."
The county is awaiting bids from designers before work can begin on the still-damaged section of boardwalk; it is unclear when that will happen. Parker says that during the last infrastructure meeting she attended she heard that bids could take up to six months.


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