- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 23, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - New York officials say they’ll spend $35 million to make Roberto Clemente State Park in the Bronx more resilient after Superstorm Sandy.

The waterfront park named after a baseball legend suffered severe erosion in the 2012 storm.

Officials said Wednesday they will rebuild the park’s bulkhead with a more resilient design after a steel sea wall eroded.

They say the renovations will strengthen the park and surrounding neighborhood against flooding.

The project is being funded through a federal grant. It is expected to be completed by the summer of 2017.

Other funds will be used to rebuild a crumbling staircase and to relocate a statue of namesake Roberto Clemente to a more prominent spot.

Clemente played his entire career with the Pittsburgh Pirates but is widely admired in New York.

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