Wednesday, May 23, 2018
City closing stretch of Rockaway beaches for safety's sake
From CBS 2:
Longtime resident John Cori spoke to CBS2 in April about the ongoing erosion that he says should have been addressed and resolved years ago.
“It’s not unexpected,” he said. “We’ve been talking about this and warning the city.”
Cori adds that the Army Corps of Engineers has been slow to act.
“We know the issue, they’re closing the beaches,” he said. “We need to get the federal government in.”
City beaches are slated to open this Memorial Day Weekend, but the area between Beach 91st street and Beach 102nd Street will officially be off-limits. A section of beach in front of the 97th Street concessions area and bathrooms will be open, but there will be no access to the water.