Sunday, May 28, 2017

Paul Simon’s oceanfront home in danger of slip sliding away

In this April 2, 2012 file photo, singer Paul Simon performs at "A Celebration of Paul Newman's Dream" to benefit "SeriousFun" an association of Hole in the Wall Camps at Avery Fisher Hall in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)

AP LogoMONTAUK, N.Y. (AP) — Paul Simon’s cottage on eastern Long Island is in danger of slip sliding away.

Newsday reports the singer-songwriter’s home in Montauk, New York, is being moved back 80 feet (24.3 meters) from the edge of a bluff.

It’s part of an effort to save the home from erosion.

A geologist consulting on the project, Wendi Goldsmith, says work began in February to temporarily move the one-story cottage a safe distance from the drop-off.

A 50-foot (15.2-meter) buffer of native vegetation will be planted as part of the effort.

Simon’s summer home is about 20 feet (6 meters) from the bluff’s edge, facing the Atlantic Ocean.

He could not be reached for comment.

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Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com


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