There’s no two ways about it: Not enough is being done to repair and protect Plumb Beach. As we’re all well aware, the beach was devastated almost one full year ago, in November, by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. In May, workers began prepping the bike path for reconstruction. But the real fixes never came, and neither did the long-term planning Congressman Anthony Weiner said the city and state needs to consider.
Blame the bureaucrats and the locally elected. But don’t blame the guys down there every couple of days, working to keep what’s there from sinking further into the sea. A reader sent in photos of these fellahs at work this week, as well as some of the same people from December. These city contractors have been there on-and-off since the storm hit, placing sandbags and pushing back water and muck from the parking lot after the storm. What remains of Plumb Beach remains because of the hard work these people put in. And they deserve some thanks, even if it is their job, because Plumb Beach is the way it is because so many are not doing their jobs.