$140 million and TONS of hard labor later, the Rockaway Beaches are ready to re-open for the summer. Hurricane Sandy caused some major damage to the area, and while the repairs still aren’t fully complete, they’ve come a long way since October.
“Our goal for Friday is to have all the islands open and have access to the shore,” said Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski.
City-operated beaches will be open for swimming beginning Saturday. Lifeguards are on duty from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For information, call 311 or visit nyc.gov/parks.