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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
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2012-12-01 01:43:48 PM  
14 votes:
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
2012-12-01 01:54:31 PM  
3 votes:
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"Pick up that can."
2012-12-01 01:52:00 PM  
3 votes:
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Seems appropriate in this thread.
2012-12-01 01:57:39 PM  
2 votes:

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.

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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 01:52:18 PM  
2 votes:
Looks like someone wants to establish his own....

*shades off*

... Boardwalk Empire.
2012-12-01 01:40:31 PM  
2 votes:
Dang! Bloomberg had a chance to do something really cool. like replace them with a long tunnelled moon walk.
2012-12-01 01:40:03 PM  
2 votes:

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...
2012-12-02 11:25:14 AM  
1 vote:
Walking is so last century

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2012-12-01 02:14:49 PM  
1 vote:
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 02:14:12 PM  
1 vote:
I have a hotel there.
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Pay up.
2012-12-01 01:50:42 PM  
1 vote:

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 01:48:10 PM  
1 vote:

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 01:47:02 PM  
1 vote:

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."

2012-12-01 01:45:19 PM  
1 vote:

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 01:44:28 PM  
1 vote:
So I suppose a see-through glass walkway is out of the question.
2012-12-01 01:40:19 PM  
1 vote:
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 12:11:23 PM  
1 vote:
Call it the brickwalk.
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