NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Memorial Day weekend kicks off the unofficial start to the summer, and many businesses are looking forward to a great season.
Mayor Bill de Blasio was in the Rockaways on Friday afternoon to announce the official opening of New York City beaches, where lifeguards will be on duty starting 10 a.m. Saturday.
At least 10 million visitors are expected in Coney Island this summer.
“This is it, this is the center of the universe — Coney Island. This is nirvana,” said Tom McGann, who was getting ready to take a dip in the ocean Friday morning. “If we have good weather, you’ll see this place crowded every single day of the summer.”