Saturday, August 2, 2008
Rating our local beaches & parks
The Natural Resources Defense Council, in its 18th annual report gave the highest rating, four stars, to two of the beaches at Jones Beach (West and Central). Long Beach, Coney Island and Rockaway all had beaches with three stars.
Coney Island and Rockaway, however, also had beaches with only two stars.
Orchard Beach in The Bronx and Ocean Beach in Suffolk County were the only beaches in the region to get only one star.
But nationwide, the shores are more polluted than ever, according to the report.
A SHORE THING
And here's a rating of our local parks: Low Marks for City’s Playgrounds, Courts and Fields