Beaches Open Beaches Closed
Although Rockaway Beach was declared open by the Parks Department on Friday, May 24th, red flags began popping up soon after. Turns out, when they say “beach” they mean sand. Yes, you can walk on the sand or lay on a towel but swim- ming is another matter. Because of erosion, there is no swimming allowed from Beach 93rd Street to Beach 107th Street. Swimming will not be permitted in this stretch until the Army Corps of Engineers completes its sand replenishment project. The starting date for that project remains uncertain.