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.