Nothing left but the memories… The long vacant Sand Bar and the adjacent arcade on Beach 116th Street right off the boardwalk are getting demolished to make way for an eight-story mixed-use building. On Wednesday, a crane serving as a wrecking ball was seen taking apart the building. By late afternoon, it was completely gone.
In one photo, it appears that Mickey and Minnie Mouse have no idea what’s going on around them as they look as happy as the customers who used to love playing skeeball and other games in the placed called Funtime. The Sand Bar, the arcade, and other shops were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy and never made a comeback.
As first reported by NewYorkYimby.com in March, plans for the mixed-use building at 120 Beach 116th Street will have 114 residences with an average size of 868 square feet, 40 open parking spaces and 53 enclosed parking spaces.