The report, using government data, found that in New York and New Jersey, there were 1,972 days when beaches were closed or advisories issued to the public, compared to 1,065 in 2010.
Monday’s warm temperatures mean thousands are hitting the sand for some fun in the sun.
One of Long Island’s most popular beaches will be a little more crowded this Memorial Day weekend, WCBS 880 Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported.
Revenues have been down for 34 straight months, but experts say the almost three-year long streak could be broken soon.
While most beachgoers know to get out of the water when a thunderstorm’s coming, not everyone knows that after it rains is the worst time to go swimming.
Officials in the nation’s most densely populated state are rewriting public beach access rules that could make it easier for well-to-do towns to keep out-of-towners off their beaches.
Swimming will be banned until Saturday in the water at Cupsogue Beach County Park on after sharks were spotted just off shore this week, Katie Fehlinger reports. County officials have, however, reopened Smith Point beach to swimmers.
Parks commissioner Adrian Benepe says because of the economy, the city has had no trouble recruiting lifeguards starting at $13.50/hour.
Millions of people will hitting the beach this Memorial Day weekend and if you live in the Tri-state area, you have a lot of beaches to choose from.
The Monmouth University/NJ Press Media poll out Thursday finds 65 percent of respondents plan to visit the shore. That’s down slightly from last year.
Opponents of New Jersey’s proposed beach access rules plan to deliver more than 1,000 postcards to Gov. Chris Christie’s office Wednesday.
East Hampton Town Police Chief Ed Ecker said Tuesday an autopsy determined the victim was between 20 and 30-years-old and small in stature. His race was unknown.
Federal and state emergency officials already estimate shoreline destruction from the Christmas weekend blizzard at more than $10 million.
Investigators who helped catch serial killer Joel Rifkin have been brought in to assist in the case of four dead women found in Suffolk County.
The pint-sized reality show star will sign photos for $10 apiece for those who bring photos to the Seaside Heights Community Center on Sunday.