Beach prep has started on Long Island. For the next seven weeks crews will be working hard to get Jones Beach ready for summer crowds.
Summer preparation is under way at Robert Moses State Park. Roughly 400,000 cubic yards of sand is being dredged and will pumped on to hurricane-damaged beaches.
The fickle weather all summer impacted attendance numbers, state officials said.
After being inundated by the floodwaters of superstorm Sandy, the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater is ready to reopen Friday night, with a performance from Rascal Flatts.
The last of the Long Island state parks shut down by superstorm Sandy has reopened just in time for Memorial Day weekend.
The project will help open up the Captree State Park boat canal and bring about 520,000 cubic yards of sand to restore beaches at Robert Moses State Park.
Officials have called the dredging project a win-win that will help get beaches on Long Island ready for the upcoming summer season.
Superstorm Sandy has substantially damaged historic Jones Beach State Park and swamped a beach at nearby Robert Moses State Park deep under roiling seawater.
New York State parks officials who monitor beaches are already looking back on the summer of 2012 with smiling eyes.
Beryl made landfall just after midnight Monday near Jacksonville Beach in Florida and while the storm is not expected to impact our area, it could bring higher tides that eat away at already eroded beaches on Long Island.
The air show is on Saturday and Sunday. Scheduled to perform are the Navy’s Blue Angels, an F-22 Raptor, the Army’s Golden Knights, and the Canadian Snowbirds.
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.
Saturday night’s storm was just the latest in a series of devastating hits to Long Island’s beautiful south shore beaches.