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   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

01 Dec 2012 01:33 PM   |   9309 clicks   |   The New York Times
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cman     
Dont worry, he will be able to find a shooting in his city to deflect criticism of him

/Kidding

01 Dec 2012 11:50 AM
Snarfangel    [TotalFark]  
Call it the brickwalk.

01 Dec 2012 12:11 PM
ZAZ    [TotalFark]  
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.

01 Dec 2012 12:19 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?

01 Dec 2012 01:38 PM
Kuroshin     

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...

01 Dec 2012 01:40 PM
Quantum Apostrophe     
My God, did he get a Master's in Advanced Corruption, Collusion and Incompetence from the Montreal Institute of farking Over the Taxpayer?

01 Dec 2012 01:40 PM
boinkingbill     
Dang! Bloomberg had a chance to do something really cool. like replace them with a long tunnelled moon walk.

01 Dec 2012 01:40 PM
Cambrian     
Call me crazy but a concrete structure sounds more durable than WOODEN BOARDWALK

01 Dec 2012 01:40 PM
MFAWG    [TotalFark]  

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


Yeah, not seeing the problem either.

01 Dec 2012 01:42 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

01 Dec 2012 01:43 PM
Hector Remarkable    [TotalFark]  
So I suppose a see-through glass walkway is out of the question.

01 Dec 2012 01:44 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.

01 Dec 2012 01:45 PM
cryinoutloud    [TotalFark]  
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.

01 Dec 2012 01:45 PM
Last Man on Earth     

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?

01 Dec 2012 01:46 PM
peewinkle     

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.

01 Dec 2012 01:46 PM
Larry Mahnken     

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.

01 Dec 2012 01:47 PM
timswar     

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!

01 Dec 2012 01:47 PM
cman     

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.

01 Dec 2012 01:48 PM
ChubbyTiger     

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?

01 Dec 2012 01:49 PM
peewinkle     

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

01 Dec 2012 01:50 PM
Ima4nic8or     
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.

01 Dec 2012 01:50 PM
doubled99     
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

01 Dec 2012 01:51 PM
buzzcut73     
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Seems appropriate in this thread.

01 Dec 2012 01:52 PM
OtherLittleGuy    [TotalFark]  
Looks like someone wants to establish his own....

*shades off*

... Boardwalk Empire.

01 Dec 2012 01:52 PM
FlippityFlap     
3825968


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01 Dec 2012 01:53 PM
Uncle Tractor     
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.

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01 Dec 2012 01:54 PM
hogans     
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"Pick up that can."

01 Dec 2012 01:54 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.

01 Dec 2012 01:55 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.

01 Dec 2012 01:57 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.

01 Dec 2012 02:04 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.

01 Dec 2012 02:05 PM
MFAWG    [TotalFark]  

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.

01 Dec 2012 02:08 PM
Molavian     
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.

01 Dec 2012 02:08 PM
LeafyGreens     
Holy shiat! Bloomberg makes a rational decision, better greenlight it on Fark

01 Dec 2012 02:12 PM
Fark Rye For Many Whores     
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01 Dec 2012 02:13 PM
Day_Old_Dutchie     
Boardwalk?
I have a hotel there.
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Pay up.

01 Dec 2012 02:14 PM
UncleStumpy     

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

01 Dec 2012 02:14 PM
phamwaa     
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.

01 Dec 2012 02:14 PM
verbal_jizm    [TotalFark]  

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?

01 Dec 2012 02:15 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

01 Dec 2012 02:18 PM
Marine1     

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.

01 Dec 2012 02:22 PM
cryinoutloud    [TotalFark]  

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.

01 Dec 2012 02:23 PM
dumbobruni     
so its a promenade, not a boardwalk.

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


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01 Dec 2012 02:25 PM
Fart_Machine     

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.

01 Dec 2012 02:27 PM
Dafatone     

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?

01 Dec 2012 02:28 PM
mllawso     

cryinoutloud: Concrete is ugly as fark.


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01 Dec 2012 02:39 PM
I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros     
It's not hard, not hard to reach.

01 Dec 2012 02:40 PM
MFAWG    [TotalFark]  

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.

01 Dec 2012 02:41 PM
tuffsnake    [TotalFark]  
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

01 Dec 2012 02:47 PM
casey17     

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?

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