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Coney Island’s Boardwalk Becomes a Landmark on its 95th Anniversary

LPC Designates New York City’s Eleventh Scenic Landmark Built in 1923

On its 95th Anniversary, The Riegelmann Boardwalk at Coney Island was officially designated New York City’s eleventh scenic landmark on Tuesday, May 15, by the Landmarks Preservation Commission. The decision to grant landmark status to the 2.7-mile stretch of boardwalk ­ – between West 37th Street to Brighton 15th Street – was unanimous. “The Coney Island Boardwalk is as much a part of the culture as it is a part of the history of New York City,” said outgoing LPC Commissioner, Meenakshi Srinivasan, in a statement. “It is a beloved public space that embodies Coney Island’s democratic spirit and reflects our City’s values of tolerance, inclusivity and equity.”

The boardwalk officially opened on May 15, 1923.

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