Plumb Beach Bike Path No Plumb

 

From the left, Assemblyman Alan Maisel, Congressman Weiner and Barry Sullivan, general superintendent of Gateway National Recreation Area.

From the left, Assemblyman Alan Maisel, Congressman Weiner and Barry Sullivan, general superintendent of Gateway National Recreation Area.

 The bike path the runs along the Belt Parkway near Plumb Beach is hanging on by a thread. Community leaders say one powerful storm would compromise the integrity of the structure. At which point, the entire eastbound section of the Parkway may be compromised.

Congressman Anthony Weiner visited the site last week before leaving on a trip to Iraq to visit U.S. troops. He called on the City Parks Department to outline a plan by mid-January on what steps they’re proposing to address the problem. He also requested that the National Park Service submit suggestions on how best to transport sand in an eco-friendly way and asked the community to offer their suggestions on what they’d like to see happen.    — ELMER HASSAN

 

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