Anti-Terror Bollards Proposed For Brooklyn Bridge Park, Coney Island Boardwalk And Other High-Traffic Sites

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The Brooklyn Eagle reports that high-traffic Brooklyn locations have been identified as potential sites for the installation of protective anti-terror bollards.

Following the West Side Highway terror attack that killed eight people and injured 12 last Halloween, Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city would bring 1,500 permanent perimeter bollards to “high-profile” sites, at a cost of $50 million.

In a letter sent out June 13 but not publically shared until now, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams urged NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill, Parks Department Commissioner Mitchell Silver and Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Polly Trottenberg to consider “specific locations in Brooklyn that are ripe for additional security measures.”

The sites include Brooklyn Bridge Park, Prospect Park, Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Riegelmann Boardwalk in Coney Island, Eastern Parkway, Ocean Parkway and the Plumb Beach Greenway. “All of the entrances to these locations should be considered for inclusion in the first round of bollard security investment, as should the borough’s many greenways and parkways,” Adams, a former police officer, told the commissioners. Read more at the Brooklyn Eagle.

{Matzav.com / Photo by Nathan Kensinger}

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  1. Hmm let’s see, $50mil for 1,500 bollards, that’s $3,300 for a steel reinforced chunk of concrete! Way overpriced for even a custom order, but mass produced in this case, so that economy of scale should kick in, mind you. Who’s the contractor and who’s getting the kickbacks?

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