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Memorial Day Weekend

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

The Blue Angels support plane "Ernie" is seen at Republic Airport - May 25, 2012 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Blue Angels To Return To Bethpage Air Show

The Blue Angels flew to Long Island this week to officially announced their return to the annual Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach.

12/15/2013

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

Memorial Day At Coney Island (credit: CBS 2)

Throngs Of Sun Worshippers Hit The Beaches For Memorial Day

For many people, Memorial Day is considered the start of the beach season and the unofficial start to summer, but the beginning of the holiday weekend got off to a cold, windy and rainy start.

05/27/2013

Manasquan Inlet, May 26, 2013. (credit: Tim Scheld/WCBS 880)

Warmer Conditions Take Over As Memorial Day Weekend Continues

Following a cold, dreary day Saturday, the sun is making an appearance this Sunday, along with some slightly warmer temperatures.

05/26/2013

Long Beach Island

A Wet And Miserable Start To Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend it may be, but it might as well be mid-March for New Yorkers stepping outside Saturday.

05/25/2013

People walk through the arcade area on the newly rebuilt boardwalk after it was damaged by Superstorm Sandy May 4, 2013 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Summer After Sandy: Jersey Shore Reopens As Storm Recovery Continues

Declaring the Jersey shore officially open for the summer, Gov. Chris Christie cut a 5-mile long ribbon Friday symbolically linking some of the shore towns that were hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy.

05/24/2013

Alex Denis Dance Africa

Mobile Couch: Meet The DanceAfrica Dancers

A Memorial Day weekend tradition, DanceAfrica returns for the 36th year with dance, music, art, film, and community events-and featuring the beloved DanceAfrica outdoor bazaar.

05/24/2013

FILE -- Traffic in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

AAA: 31.2M To Hit The Roads Memorial Day Weekend

It’s going to be another busy Memorial Day weekend on the nation’s highways.

05/22/2013

Workers install a new boardwalk that was damaged six months ago by Superstorm Sandy May 4, 2013 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Poll: Most Jersey Residents Gearing Up For Summer Down The Shore

The AAA Clubs of New Jersey conducted a poll earlier this month to gauge New Jersey residents’ travel intentions this summer and to see whether Sandy impacted those plans.

05/20/2013

Murphy's Market on Long Beach Island reopens nearly 7 months after superstorm Sandy, May 15, 2013. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

LBI Grocery Store Reopens Following Months Of ‘Hell’ From Sandy

Murphy’s Market owner Ronald Murphy said he borrowed $1.5 million to rebuild his supermarket to get it ready before summertime.

05/15/2013

Beachgoers at Coney Island (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Thousands Of Beachgoers Head To Coney Island To Officially Begin Their Summer

New rides, a polished-up boardwalk and gorgeous sands and surf are bringing thousands to Coney Island to start their summer.

05/26/2012

The Wonder Wheel at Coney Island (Credit: CBS 2)

Iconic Coney Island Wonder Wheel Getting Environmentally Friendly Upgrade

The Wonder Wheel has been delighting visitors at Coney Island for generations. And now its operators are putting a bright idea into action, giving the iconic Ferris wheel an environmentally friendly upgrade.

05/15/2012

Gas prices in the Tri-State area (Credit: CBS 2)

Gas Prices Predicted To Drop In Tri-State Area As Summer Nears

At a time when gas prices typically rise, they are forecast to drop. “We saw the price of crude oil drop by $9 as of Monday, and that’s the highest one-week drop this year,” Robert Sinclair, Jr. of AAA said. “With it will come gasoline prices.”

05/10/2012

File - Tall Ships (Photo credit: ANGELIKA WARMUTH/AFP/Getty Images)

Greenport Getting Ready To Host Tall Ships Fleet Memorial Day Weekend

Nearly 50,000 people are expected Memorial Day weekend for the Greenport Tall Ships Challenge 2012.

04/23/2012

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