The East Shore is gonna get ripped.
At least, that’s what City Councilman James Oddo (R-Mid-Island/Brooklyn) hopes will happen if the city transforms a portion of the waterfront into Staten Island’s version of “Muscle Beach,” according to the Staten Island advance.
Oddo -- an admitted “gym rat” -- envisions a beachfront fitness facility along the Midland Beach waterfront or South Beach boardwalk similar to the famous body building mecca in Southern California. Since its creation five decades ago, Muscle Beach in Venice, Calif. has become a tourist magnet and an economic engine for the surrounding community.
“Now that we have a boardwalk that is an attraction for people, their needs to be other amenities,” Oddo said.