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  • **FILE** Sand and rubble sit Nov. 29, 2012, where the boardwalk used to be in Seaside Heights N.J. Seaside Heights, like many other coastal towns, is racing to rebuild its boardwalk from Superstorm Sandy's damage in time for next summer's tourism season. (Associated Press)

    N.Y., N.J. ponder new boardwalks without the boards

    For all their nostalgia, boardwalks are still a major economic engine for shoreline communities in New Jersey and New York. So weeks after Superstorm Sandy, towns are racing to rebuild their boardwalks by May, for reasons both sentimental and financial.

  • N.J. beach towns restore boardwalks

    They're the places where generations of families savored fast-melting ice cream cones and chowed down on garlicky slices of pizza, where teens scoped out potential dates, where a tipsy Snooki tottered unsteadily, and under which the Drifters sang about falling in love.

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