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(The New York Times)   Bloomberg: Those boardwalks Sandy tore up? They'll have to go. We're replacing them with expensive, ugly concrete from mobbed-up contractors. You'll be paying for it because fark you. Now drop that soda   (nytimes.com) divider line 96
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2012-12-01 11:50:10 AM
Dont worry, he will be able to find a shooting in his city to deflect criticism of him

/Kidding
 
2012-12-01 12:11:23 PM
Call it the brickwalk.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-12-01 12:19:15 PM
What's so special about tropical hardwood? Can you put cheap, frequently-replaced wood strips over a durable concrete-and-steel structure?

Massachusetts offered to replace an old wooden bridge with brown-tinted concrete for the historic look.
 
2012-12-01 01:38:57 PM
If they spent millions of tax dollars rebuilding the boardwalk, a lot of these people would be railing about the irresponsible squandering of money.

Also, this isn't the twin towers -- since when did the Jersey shore become a national treasure that must be memorialized at all costs?
 
2012-12-01 01:40:03 PM

Rug Doctor: If they spent millions of tax dollars rebuilding the boardwalk, a lot of these people would be railing about the irresponsible squandering of money.

Also, this isn't the twin towers -- since when did the Jersey shore become a national treasure that must be memorialized at all costs?


You just aren't grasping the situation...
 
2012-12-01 01:40:19 PM
My God, did he get a Master's in Advanced Corruption, Collusion and Incompetence from the Montreal Institute of farking Over the Taxpayer?
 
2012-12-01 01:40:31 PM
Dang! Bloomberg had a chance to do something really cool. like replace them with a long tunnelled moon walk.
 
2012-12-01 01:40:40 PM
Call me crazy but a concrete structure sounds more durable than WOODEN BOARDWALK
 
2012-12-01 01:42:47 PM

Cambrian: Call me crazy but a concrete structure sounds more durable than WOODEN BOARDWALK


Yeah, not seeing the problem either.
 
2012-12-01 01:43:48 PM
Under the concrete
Out of the sun
Under the concrete
I got shot with a gun
Under the concrete
People walking up top
Under the concrete
Why'd I snitch to the cops
Under the concrete
Concrete
 
2012-12-01 01:44:28 PM
So I suppose a see-through glass walkway is out of the question.
 
2012-12-01 01:45:19 PM

Cambrian: Call me crazy but a concrete structure sounds more durable than WOODEN BOARDWALK


Because the original wood one didn't last very long at all.
 
2012-12-01 01:45:34 PM
You know what would work great? Boardwalks made out of recycled plastic. It's like pressed wood, except it's old plastic bottles and wood scraps. It lasts forever. I first saw them in Yellowstone Park many years ago, but now I see they're using that stuff to make picnic tables and all kinds of things. And you can make it look like wood if you want to.

www.achilles-expert.com 

Concrete is ugly as fark.
 
2012-12-01 01:46:11 PM

MFAWG: Cambrian: Call me crazy but a concrete structure sounds more durable than WOODEN BOARDWALK

Yeah, not seeing the problem either.


Agreed. I'm nowhere near there, so I maybe I'm missing something, but right after a hurricane, it seems like replacing the fragile wood with wood-paneled concrete would be a much smarter play. Is there some amazingly irreplaceable element to the wood that I'm just not seeing?
 
2012-12-01 01:46:33 PM

ZAZ: What's so special about tropical hardwood? Can you put cheap, frequently-replaced wood strips over a durable concrete-and-steel structure?


THIS. Best of both worlds. Not quite the same, but a fair, logical compromise.
 
2012-12-01 01:47:02 PM

Rug Doctor: If they spent millions of tax dollars rebuilding the boardwalk, a lot of these people would be railing about the irresponsible squandering of money.

Also, this isn't the twin towers -- since when did the Jersey shore become a national treasure that must be memorialized at all costs?


It's not New Jersey.
 
2012-12-01 01:47:02 PM

A Shambling Mound: Cambrian: Call me crazy but a concrete structure sounds more durable than WOODEN BOARDWALK

Because the original wood one didn't last very long at all.


Not when faced with a low to middling hurricane.

It's like someone said, "You know how we've had two small to mid hurricanes recently? Why don't we rebuild so that things could withstand even worse than those."

JUST LIKE IT!
 
2012-12-01 01:48:10 PM

MFAWG: Cambrian: Call me crazy but a concrete structure sounds more durable than WOODEN BOARDWALK

Yeah, not seeing the problem either.


You dont get it.

You just dont get it

Its a mob war between two unions. One wants to keep wooden boardwalks because their company has the contracts for repairing the boarwalk, while the other has a spiffy new contract. Of course there will be bloodshed. It is to be expected.
 
2012-12-01 01:49:52 PM

Rug Doctor: If they spent millions of tax dollars rebuilding the boardwalk, a lot of these people would be railing about the irresponsible squandering of money.

Also, this isn't the twin towers -- since when did the Jersey shore become a national treasure that must be memorialized at all costs?


Holy crap, when did New Jersey invade NYC?
 
2012-12-01 01:50:42 PM

Last Man on Earth: Agreed. I'm nowhere near there, so I maybe I'm missing something, but right after a hurricane, it seems like replacing the fragile wood with wood-paneled concrete would be a much smarter play. Is there some amazingly irreplaceable element to the wood that I'm just not seeing?


Imagine that you grew up in a beautiful, rustic log cabin that was built 100+ years ago. Then it was destroyed. So you replace it with with a poured-wall concrete abode. Get the picture?

/cripes, it's New Jersey and New York, let them have SOMETHING nice to look at/ walk on.
//dammit, now I want a hot dog
 
2012-12-01 01:50:55 PM
Thats gay. Bring back the wood. Its far more attractive. Not to mention that if you dont go with wood it will not longer be a "board" walk. It will be a concrete walk. Actually most of the wood, at least if that picture is typical, appears to be totally reusable. It just needs nailed back down.
 
2012-12-01 01:51:14 PM
Last Man on Earth 2012-12-01 01:46:11 PM


MFAWG: Cambrian: Call me crazy but a concrete structure sounds more durable than WOODEN BOARDWALK

Yeah, not seeing the problem either.

Agreed. I'm nowhere near there, so I maybe I'm missing something, but right after a hurricane, it seems like replacing the fragile wood with wood-paneled concrete would be a much smarter play. Is there some amazingly irreplaceable element to the wood that I'm just not seeing?




Exactly! In fact, why isn't every single structure, including our own homes, made strictly out of concrete? It lasts forever1
 
2012-12-01 01:52:00 PM
www.examiner.com
Seems appropriate in this thread.
 
2012-12-01 01:52:18 PM
Looks like someone wants to establish his own....

*shades off*

... Boardwalk Empire.
 
2012-12-01 01:53:10 PM
3825968


one Internets for you!
 
2012-12-01 01:54:20 PM
Well, there are going to be many more storms like this. They can either build something that'll survive the next Sandy, or build something that won't. Besides, concrete isn't necessarily ugly.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-12-01 01:54:31 PM
images.wikia.com

"Pick up that can."
 
182
2012-12-01 01:55:23 PM

cryinoutloud: You know what would work great? Boardwalks made out of recycled plastic. It's like pressed wood, except it's old plastic bottles and wood scraps. It lasts forever. I first saw them in Yellowstone Park many years ago, but now I see they're using that stuff to make picnic tables and all kinds of things. And you can make it look like wood if you want to.

[www.achilles-expert.com image 539x379] 

Concrete is ugly as fark.


yeah, what we need is more plastic for our oceans to swallow.
 
2012-12-01 01:57:39 PM

182: cryinoutloud: You know what would work great? Boardwalks made out of recycled plastic. It's like pressed wood, except it's old plastic bottles and wood scraps. It lasts forever. I first saw them in Yellowstone Park many years ago, but now I see they're using that stuff to make picnic tables and all kinds of things. And you can make it look like wood if you want to.

[www.achilles-expert.com image 539x379] 

Concrete is ugly as fark.

yeah, what we need is more plastic for our oceans to swallow.


I didn't realize they'd be throwing that boardwalk into the ocean.
 
2012-12-01 02:04:14 PM
We're replacing them with expensive, ugly concrete from mobbed-up contractors. You'll be paying for it because fark you.

This is a problem? This is precisely how public sector unions operate and how the Democrats they support treat tax payers.
 
2012-12-01 02:05:20 PM

peewinkle: Imagine that you grew up in a beautiful, rustic log cabin that was built 100+ years ago. Then it was destroyed. So you replace it with with a poured-wall concrete abode. Get the picture?


Imagine my tax dollars are going to repair a damaged structure. They should be used in the smartest way possible both to restore the structure ans ensure against future damages, not just to mollify your fee-fees.
 
2012-12-01 02:08:29 PM

Fart_Machine: 182: cryinoutloud: You know what would work great? Boardwalks made out of recycled plastic. It's like pressed wood, except it's old plastic bottles and wood scraps. It lasts forever. I first saw them in Yellowstone Park many years ago, but now I see they're using that stuff to make picnic tables and all kinds of things. And you can make it look like wood if you want to.

[www.achilles-expert.com image 539x379] 

Concrete is ugly as fark.

yeah, what we need is more plastic for our oceans to swallow.

I didn't realize they'd be throwing that boardwalk into the ocean.


That is where the old one ended up.
 
2012-12-01 02:08:58 PM
FTFA: "We can't even call it a boardwalk," Mr. Powers said. "The mayor will have to come up with a new name."

Christ, people are stupid.
 
2012-12-01 02:12:02 PM
Holy shiat! Bloomberg makes a rational decision, better greenlight it on Fark
 
2012-12-01 02:13:19 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-01 02:14:12 PM
Boardwalk?
I have a hotel there.
img23.imageshack.us
Pay up.
 
2012-12-01 02:14:43 PM

3825968: Under the concrete
Out of the sun
Under the concrete
I got shot with a gun
Under the concrete
People walking up top
Under the concrete
Why'd I snitch to the cops
Under the concrete
Concrete


I'd purchase that single
 
2012-12-01 02:14:49 PM
FTFH: You'll be paying for it because fark you.

Ladies and gentlemen, the motto for New York City.

/Firefox thinks "fark" is misspelled. That's funny.
 
2012-12-01 02:15:01 PM

randomjsa: We're replacing them with expensive, ugly concrete from mobbed-up contractors. You'll be paying for it because fark you.

This is a problem? This is precisely how public sector unions operate and how the Democrats they support treat tax payers.


Unions!!

Yeah, if there was a problem here it's all the unions fault not local corruption, right?
 
2012-12-01 02:18:21 PM
Bloomberg must wake up every day and ask himself 'How can I be a complete douchebag and all around piece of shiat today?' There is absolutely nothing redeeming about this paternalistic, authoritarian piece of shiat
 
2012-12-01 02:22:29 PM

cmb53208: Bloomberg must wake up every day and ask himself 'How can I be a complete douchebag and all around piece of shiat today?' There is absolutely nothing redeeming about this paternalistic, authoritarian piece of shiat


The fact that NY seems to love picking babysitters for mayors is one major reason why I wouldn't want to live there.
 
2012-12-01 02:23:20 PM

182: yeah, what we need is more plastic for our oceans to swallow.


Oh, NOW it's a problem. Is it a problem when 10,000 oceanfront houses are washed into the ocean, or when we build entire cities on river banks, then throw all our trash and sewage into the river? Naw---that's just the way it is. Keep building. But don't you dare think of building a plastic boardwalk that might wash away in a hurricane.
 
2012-12-01 02:25:30 PM
so its a promenade, not a boardwalk.

concrete doesn't have to be ugly either. case in point: Barcelona


photos.igougo.com
 
2012-12-01 02:27:39 PM

MFAWG: Fart_Machine: 182: cryinoutloud: You know what would work great? Boardwalks made out of recycled plastic. It's like pressed wood, except it's old plastic bottles and wood scraps. It lasts forever. I first saw them in Yellowstone Park many years ago, but now I see they're using that stuff to make picnic tables and all kinds of things. And you can make it look like wood if you want to.

[www.achilles-expert.com image 539x379] 

Concrete is ugly as fark.

yeah, what we need is more plastic for our oceans to swallow.

I didn't realize they'd be throwing that boardwalk into the ocean.

That is where the old one ended up.


I believe the compromise would be that it the materials would be heavy and resistant enough to survive the next storm. Obviously the point would be for it not to end up in the ocean.
 
2012-12-01 02:28:29 PM

182: cryinoutloud: You know what would work great? Boardwalks made out of recycled plastic. It's like pressed wood, except it's old plastic bottles and wood scraps. It lasts forever. I first saw them in Yellowstone Park many years ago, but now I see they're using that stuff to make picnic tables and all kinds of things. And you can make it look like wood if you want to.

[www.achilles-expert.com image 539x379] 

Concrete is ugly as fark.

yeah, what we need is more plastic for our oceans to swallow.


It's recycled. If it's not recycled, where do you think it ends up?
 
2012-12-01 02:39:52 PM

cryinoutloud: Concrete is ugly as fark.


i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-01 02:40:19 PM
It's not hard, not hard to reach.
 
2012-12-01 02:41:22 PM

mllawso: cryinoutloud: Concrete is ugly as fark.

[i.imgur.com image 549x453]


IIRC, that house was sold a few years ago, and it's basically a leaking, unstable piece of crap.
 
2012-12-01 02:47:28 PM
I think they should just rebuild it as it was but this time mount some special anti-hurricane cannons at even intervals along the boardwalk that can be fired the next time a hurricane comes by. It would preserve the old look and provide research into weather based weaponry
 
2012-12-01 02:50:40 PM

BSABSVR: peewinkle: Imagine that you grew up in a beautiful, rustic log cabin that was built 100+ years ago. Then it was destroyed. So you replace it with with a poured-wall concrete abode. Get the picture?

Imagine my tax dollars are going to repair a damaged structure. They should be used in the smartest way possible both to restore the structure ans ensure against future damages, not just to mollify your fee-fees.


"fee-fee"'s?

i580.photobucket.com
 
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