Robert Moses State Park

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Mastic Beach Residents Upset After Dune Project Halted Because Of Endangered Species

A federal judge stopped the work set to begin because the society believes a tiny bird that nests along the shore, the piping plover, would be unable to get around the bigger dunes.

09/17/2014

Bracelet honoring fallen firefighter Michael Otten. (credit: Handout)

Once-Missing 9/11 Memorial Bracelet Unites Families From NYC, Long Island

The bracelet was engraved with the name of fallen New York City firefighter Michael Otten, who died on Sept. 11. The firefighter’s widow, Marion Otten, said her son lost the bracelet on the beach at Robert Moses State Park a decade ago.

09/08/2014

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

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

A small plane made an emergency landing at Robert Moses State Park on Saturday. (Credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing At Robert Moses State Park

Shortly before 9 a.m. State Police received an emergency call about a single engine Cessna that had taken off from Long Island MacArthur Airport and was experiencing engine trouble near the park.

08/24/2013

Spectators at the 8th annual air show on Jones Beach, May 28, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Bethpage Air Show Called Off For Saturday Due To Weather

The Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach, Long Island, has been canceled for Saturday due to the rainy, bone-chilling weather.

05/25/2013

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

Repairs along Long Island's Ocean Parkway - April 23, 2013 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Ocean Parkway Repairs Nearly Complete On Long Island

Repairs to five miles of hurricane-damaged dunes and two miles of ruined roadway will be finished along Ocean Parkway by this Wednesday, the deadline date for completion.

04/23/2013

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

Officials Hope To Have Jones Beach And Robert Moses Ready For Memorial Day

Jones Beach and Robert Moses State Parks took a beating from superstorm Sandy, but there may be light at the end of the tunnel.

03/15/2013

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

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

Robert Moses State Park To Remain Closed For A Long Time To Come

Robert Moses State Park is known as a place for fun in the summertime sun, but it may have to remain closed for a long time to come in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

11/17/2012

Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

Jones Beach In Ruins, But Parks Officials Vow To Have It Ready For Memorial Day

It’s a casualty that could take years to rebuild. Long Island’s shoreline was battered and parts of it are in ruin. New York State Parks Deputy Regional Director George Gorman was there when 20-foot waves crashed over the boardwalk.

11/15/2012

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

Tropical Storm Leslie (credit: NOAA)

Leslie Downgraded To Tropical Storm; Rip Currents Lead To Swimming Limitations At L.I. Beaches

There is no swimming at many of Long Island’s beaches due to a storm hundreds of miles away.

09/07/2012

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Getaway Guide: One Tank Trip To Fire Island

For many New Yorkers, summer means weekends on Fire Island — it’s what gets them through the work week, the heat and humidity, the subway and the crowded city streets. Closer than the Hamptons — and pleasantly lacking in pretension and a social caste system — this barrier island off the coast of Long Island is made up of 17 communities that have each developed their own personality.

06/30/2012

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