Robert Moses State Park
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.
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.
The Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach, Long Island, has been canceled for Saturday due to the rainy, bone-chilling weather.
The last of the Long Island state parks shut down by superstorm Sandy has reopened just in time for Memorial Day weekend.
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.
Jones Beach and Robert Moses State Parks took a beating from superstorm Sandy, but there may be light at the end of the tunnel.
Officials have called the dredging project a win-win that will help get beaches on Long Island ready for the upcoming summer season.
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.
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.
Superstorm Sandy has substantially damaged historic Jones Beach State Park and swamped a beach at nearby Robert Moses State Park deep under roiling seawater.
There is no swimming at many of Long Island’s beaches due to a storm hundreds of miles away.
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.
Those who want to hit Robert Moses State Park may have to find somewhere else to go this weekend.
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.