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Click Here to Join our mailing list for the latest news and updates  The goal of “Friends of the Boardwalk” is to initiate, support and encourage projects for the revitalization and improvement of the boardwalk, beach and the Coney Island and Brighton Beach communities.  Todd Dobrin - Chairman
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Friends of the Boardwalk is a 501(c)3 Not for profit organization - All donations are tax deductible 
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Parks Department's ‘solution’ for the historic Coney Island Boardwalk is chock- full of cracks, activists argue Read Article Activist: Thunderstorm Reveals Problems With Coney Island Boardwalk | Sheepshead Bay News Blog Read Article UPDATE: Boardwalk not Sidewalk:  Todd Dobrin and Community residents stand together at NYC Design Commission to oppose concrete sidewalk!  View news clip View Todd Dobrin’s  Statement to Design Commission 10/24/11 (PDF) Let's keep the wood in our beloved Boardwalk - Speak Out! By Lou Powsner Tuesday, June 7, 2011 6:09 PM EDT Let's keep the wood in our beloved Boardwalk By Lou Powsner Friday, June 3, 2011 2:09 PM EDT Panel says 'no' to concrete on Boardwalk By Alex Rush Friday, May 27, 2011 6:10 PM EDT Leave Coney Island Boardwalk the way it is, cries community board : IslandSity.com
These pictures show the direct results of five Prior projects where the NYC Parks Dept. used a Concrete substructure under Recycled Plastic Lumber on the Pier, under Wood at the North and South sections of the amusement area and the concrete planks replacing the World Famous Reigelmann Boardwalk at Brighton 1st -Ocean Parkway and West 33rd St.-West 37th St. © Photos Courtesy of Mary Ann De Luca
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I have received dozens of calls, posts, texts and E-Mails requesting information about where donations can be made to assist our fellow New Yorkers in need. The Friends of The Boardwalk is a Not For Profit 501c 3 organization that I have worked with for over a decade. All contributions donated to this organization is 100% tax deductible. The Friends of the Boardwalk have no administrative costs and zero expenses. EVERY SINGLE DOLLAR right down to the penny, will be spent on food, shelter and clothes for those in need. If you would like your donation to go to a specific person, family or community etc., please let us know. Checks should be made out to ( DO NOT send cash): The Friends Of The Boardwalk And mailed to: Todd Dobrin 4216 Manhattan Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11224
"Shannon drew a picture of the waves coming in to destroy our home. My heart is broken in pieces:( ". Gina- Resident of Seagate Coney Island Shannon is 5 years old.
The devastating effects that hurricane Sandy had on our community show that an Environmental Impact Statement is essential before any work begins on the boardwalk, beach and shore front. Flood zones are being redrawn and building codes will change in these zones. Public Safety is the most important concern! You simply can not build a project through trial and error without knowing the effects it will have on the community it is built in. We can not compromise Public Safety, our infrastructure, our homes and businesses. Hurricanes do not discriminate against wood or concrete!