It's still summer! NYC extends season at popular beaches

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has extended the swimming season through Sept. 13 at some of its most popular beaches.

You can still take a dip daily along stretches of Rockaway Beach in Queens; Coney Island and Brighton Beaches in Brooklyn; Midland and South Beaches in Staten Island; and Orchard Beach in the Bronx.

Officials say there's been a big increase in New York City beach attendance. They've had more than 19 million visitors since Memorial Day. That's up a million over last year.

The Parks Department says there's $687,000 in the budget to fund lifeguards, maintenance workers and other staff for the extra week.

Details are being posted on the department's website.