Here is an older video of Anthony Weiner talking about the future of Plumb Beach after hurricane Earl, August of 2010.
The future of this beach and the Belt Parkway is in danger. Every 20 years, the erosion from constant wind, storms and just the shape of Plumb Beach causes it to wash out to sea. Nature really wants to connect Plumb Beach to Gerristen Creek, but something is standing in her way. It is the Belt Parkway. Unfortunately, Robert Moses did not know that nature would want to destroy his beloved highway, so he built it like a belt around a mans pants, going around the outer section of Brooklyn, showing it's great waterfront.
If several Northeaster's this winter as well as a few hurricanes gang up this year, the Belt Parkway will be underwater in no time at all. What that means is if you want to go anywhere near Sheepshead bay, you will see traffic jams like you can't believe. If you are in favor of nature taking her course, perhaps this won't be the best solution. Come to the meeting and let your feelings known..
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS
ALTERNATIVES FOR ADDRESSING SHORELINE
EROSION AT PLUMB BEACH, BROOKLYN, NY
PRESENTED BY: New York District Corps of Engineers, New York City
Department of Parks and Recreation, and Gateway National Recreation Area
TIME: 6:00PM – 8:00 PM open house (with agency presentations at 7:00 PM)
DATES and LOCATIONS
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 (snow date Feb 22) at NYCDPR Salt Marsh Nature
Center, in Marine Park, East 33rd St and Avenue U, Brooklyn (718- 421-2021)
By car: Take the Belt Parkway to Kings Plaza/Flatbush Ave exit, then north on Flatbush Avenue
to Avenue U. Turn left on Avenue U and continue west past 33rd Street and look for the parking
lot on the right. Nature Center is across Avenue U from Parking lot.
Thursday, February 17, 2011 (snow date Feb 24) at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center,
Crossbay Boulevard, Queens, NY (718-318-4340)