Submitted by Admin on Fri, 05/24/2013 - 21:55

NYC Mayor Bloomberg has announced that all 14 miles of the city's beaches in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and the Bronx are now open for summer fun.

NYC has spent more than $270 million to restore these beaches, with $386 million budgeted for future work to fix damaged boardwalks and increase shoreline protection.

New York City beaches include Coney Island, Brighton and Manhattan Beaches in Brooklyn; Rockaway Beach in Queens; Orchard Beach in the Bronx; and Midland, Wolfe's Pond, Cedar Grove and South Beaches in Staten Island.

According to NYC Park officials, 40,000 cubic yards of debris were removed from city beaches during the recovery effort.