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Crews on Long Island have started preparing Jones Beach for the summer beach season.(Credit: CBS 2)

Crews Begin Preparing Long Island Beaches For Start Of Summer Season

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.

04/01/2014

Erosion at Robert Moses State Park on Long Island - Apr 17, 2011 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

$23 Million Beach Replenishment Project Under Way At Robert Moses State Park

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.

03/13/2014

Beach goers at Robert Moses State Park’s Field 5  (file/credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Revenues Up Despite Drop In Attendance At Long Island State Parks, Beaches

The fickle weather all summer impacted attendance numbers, state officials said.

09/03/2013

Nikon At Jones Beach Theater - May 30, 2013 (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

Jones Beach Theater Reopens Friday Night, 7 Months After Sandy Devastation

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.

05/30/2013

NYS Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey cuts the ribbon re-opening Robert Moses State Park (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Robert Moses State Park, Jones Beach Boardwalk Reopen

The last of the Long Island state parks shut down by superstorm Sandy has reopened just in time for Memorial Day weekend.

05/23/2013

Robert Moses State Park (credit: CBS 2)

$7.7M Dredging, Beach Restoration Project Under Way On L.I.

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.

03/26/2013

Truck building temporary sand mounds on the beach in Sea Girt, N.J. (credit: CBS 2)

Federal Sandy Aid To Fund Dredging, Beach Replenishment On Long Island’s South Shore

Officials have called the dredging project a win-win that will help get beaches on Long Island ready for the upcoming summer season.

02/04/2013

An aerial photo of Jones Beach after Sandy (credit: Twitter/Howard Glaser)

Jones Beach State Park Closed Until Further Notice; Boardwalk May Have To Be Replaced

Superstorm Sandy has substantially damaged historic Jones Beach State Park and swamped a beach at nearby Robert Moses State Park deep under roiling seawater.

11/03/2012

Jones Beach - Aug 4, 2012 (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

New York Has One Of The Best Beach Seasons In Memory

New York State parks officials who monitor beaches are already looking back on the summer of 2012 with smiling eyes.

08/29/2012

Beach goers at Robert Moses State Park’s Field 5  (file/credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Officials Worried Tropical Storm Beryl May Cause Beach Erosion On Long Island

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.

05/28/2012

A member of the Blue Angels talks about the upcoming Jones Beach Air Show - May 25, 2012 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Thousands Expected At Jones Beach For Memorial Day Weekend, Air Show

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.

05/25/2012

Field 5 at Robert Moses State Park - May 18, 2012 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Lack Of Sand To Mean More Crowded Beach At Robert Moses

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.

05/18/2012

Erosion at Robert Moses State Park on Long Island - Apr 17, 2011 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Storm Causes Massive Erosion, Knocks Out Chunks Of Long Island Beaches

Saturday night’s storm was just the latest in a series of devastating hits to Long Island’s beautiful south shore beaches.

04/19/2011