So it's been announced that the beaches will be closed on a half-mile stretch of Rockaway Beach. SHOCKER!
We have been warning everyone with power to do something about our beach erosion in Rockaway Beach for decades now. It does not surprise me in the least, that the can of proper resiliency measures has been kicked down the road all these years.
These current beach closures are not that much different than last year. The difference this year is, the beaches are "officially closed." Unless you lived in the Beach 90s last summer, you may not have known that Beach 91st to Beach 93rd Streets were closed to swimming and had no lifeguards, 90 percent of the beach season.
What's the difference this year? It's obvious! It's a much bigger