Memorial Day Weekend

File photo of Central Park (credit: Getty Images)

Residents Say NYC Is Best Place To Spend Memorial Day Weekend

As droves of people have left New York City for the Memorial Day weekend, those who stayed behind were enjoying a picture-perfect day in a less-crowded, less-chaotic city.

05/25/2014

Crowds look on as pilots execute stomach turning tricks during the Bethpage Airshow. (Credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS880)

Skilled Pilots Make Stomach-Turning Stunts Look Easy At Bethpage Air Show

From the Blue Angels to the Golden Knights parachute team, necks were hurting as the crowd strained to catch every minute of the sky-high action.

05/24/2014

After a fire in 2013, the boardwalk in Seaside Heights was back in business for Memorial Day Weekend. (Credit CBS 2)

Wet Weather Won’t Keep New Jersey Residents From Making A Beeline For The Shore

No matter the weather, Jersey Shore beaches are expected to be packed over the holiday weekend.

05/24/2014

Flooding on Routes 1 & 9 in Jersey City. (Credit: CBS 2)

Storms, Flash Floods Make Unofficial Start To Summer A Messy One

Even areas that managed to dodge flash floods were not safe from the storm. In Little Falls, heavy hail pelted cars and forced drivers to keep it slow.

05/24/2014

Brake lights illuminated as traffic backs up at a toll plaza. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Severe Storms Make For Miserable Memorial Day Commute For Tri-State Area Residents

People all across the Tri-State marked the unofficial start of summer by hitting the roads this Memorial Day weekend — and severe storms Friday evening made for a miserable commute.

05/23/2014

Route 35 Through Mantoloking. (credit: CBS 2)

Crews Halt Route 35 Road Work For Summer Fun In New Jersey

Work has stopped on the roadway to accommodate the influx of beachgoers this Memorial Day weekend.

05/23/2014

P.C. Richard and Son is among the retailers that will be offering big savings this Memorial Day Weekend. (Credit: CBS 2)

The Unofficial Start To Summer Also Means Big Savings At Area Retailers

Memorial Day weekend is in sight and while the weather isn’t guaranteed, holiday weekend sales are expected to deliver.

05/21/2014

A view of the the  Statue of Liberty, as Liberty Island opens to the public on July 4, 2013 for the first time since Superstorm Sandy. (Photo: TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Governors Island To Reopen, Statue Of Liberty To Begin Summer Hours, On Memorial Day Weekend

Governors Island will reopen, and summer operating hours will begin at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, on Memorial Day Weekend.

05/01/2014

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

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