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Beach Goers Soak Up The Sun On Last Day Of Memorial Day Weekend

Nassau County Beach (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Nassau County Beach (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Beach goers are flocking to the shore to soak up the last rays of the Memorial Day weekend.

Monday’s warm temperatures mean thousands are hitting the sand for some fun in the sun, but city officials want every beach visitor to stay safe this summer.

1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa reports

“We just want people to swim at life guarded beaches,” said Brooklyn Parks Commissioner Kevin Jeffrey. These beaches will be guarded from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.”

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Jeffrey said he’s expecting boosted attendance at Coney Island this season, thanks in part to new attractions on the boardwalk.

Many are spending the last day of the holiday weekend at beaches on Long Island.

Nearly 186,000 people attended the air show Sunday on Jones Beach while thousands are expected to be playing in the surf and sand on Monday.

But if the beach isn’t your thing, check out the many stores and art galleries that line the streets in East Hampton.

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Artist Billy Strong travels to third world countries and works with kids to create art using recyclable materials.

“Instead of walking past the debris that they live with every day, maybe look at it in a different way, pick it up, collect it and maybe make something,” Strong said, whose art is on display on Newtown Lane.

east hampton Beach Goers Soak Up The Sun On Last Day Of Memorial Day Weekend

Shoppers walk down the street on Newtown Lane in East Hampton, N.Y. on Monday, May 28, 2012. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Meanwhile, there’s a local controversy going on involving a 16-foot work entitled “Legs” that’s attached to the side of Ruth Vered’s home.

The Sag Harbor Village Zoning Board of Appeals has said that the work is considered a structure and must come down.

“It’s not bothering anybody, everybody loves it, it’s a fun piece,” said Vered.

She’s challenging the ruling that the work must be taken down by September 15.