New York State parks officials who monitor beaches are already looking back on the summer of 2012 with smiling eyes.
There are two beaches in Queens that are very different and there used to be a clear division between them.
The New England destination is chock full of beaches, bustling neighborhoods and some of the country’s best seafood. Just three hours north of New York, its location in between Boston and the Big Apple makes it a prime vacation spot.
“Smoking in parks is now down two-thirds and we now have less litter at our beaches and playgrounds,” Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley told.
Make sure you pack the sunscreen. Here are the best places to soak up the sun in the five boroughs this summer.
From cookouts to that bronzing suntan, from getting the kids ready for school or celebrating American workers, there’s something for you inside…
Tropical Storm Irene walloped Long Island over the weekend with the winds causing major problems after knocking down trees and power lines.
The precautionary move came after Tuesday’s heavy storm since water runoff can have a negative impact by elevating bacterial levels and affecting bathing water quality.
That question evoked a wide-range of answers from people who took a Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind phone survey as well as people who called into the WCBS 880 talkback line.
With temperatures likely tipping the 90′s, thousands were planning to to spend a much-needed holiday soaking up the sun and cooling off in the water.
Residents in the New York City swarmed area beaches for Memorial Day Weekend and the unofficial kickoff of summer on Saturday.
It’s a dubious distinction for New Jersey. Clean Ocean Action says 475,321 pieces of trash were collected from 127 miles of shoreline.
Saturday night’s storm was just the latest in a series of devastating hits to Long Island’s beautiful south shore beaches.
Mayor Bloomberg said he will pursue extending NYC’s smoking ban to beaches, parks and even the public plaza in Times Square.
Hurricane Earl is moving toward the east coast — bringing high winds, rough surf and the potential for dangerous rip-tides.
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