NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City beaches open for swimming Wednesday.

Lifeguards will be on duty, with masks and social distancing rules in place.

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Additionally, 15 of the city’s 53 pools are slated open by Aug. 1.

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That includes pools in all five boroughs:

  • Bronx: Crotona, Mullaly, Haffen
  • Brooklyn: Sunset, Betsy Head, K-Pool
  • Manhattan: Hamilton Fish, Jackie Robinson, Wagner, Marcus Garvey
  • Queens: Astoria, Liberty, Fisher
  • Staten Island: Lyons, Tottenville

The opening was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic and the city’s budget crisis.

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The Parks Department said Mayor Bill de Blasio  agreed to restore money to hire lifeguards.