Ilya Marritz covers business for WNYC.
Rockaways Repair Work, Around the Clock
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Memorial Day is just six weeks away, and the Parks Department is working 24 hours a day to restore the Rockaways Boardwalk, which was badly damaged by Sandy.
“This is pile driving. It's a steel hammer, for lack of a better term, and a concrete pile, and you gotta bang it into the sand, and there's no question it makes noise,” said Liam Kavanagh, a deputy commissioner.
About half of the five-mile boardwalk was damaged or destroyed in the storm.