Beachgoers Make The Most Of Holiday Weekend
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The city's beaches were hopping once again Monday as sun and sand lovers got the most out of the last day of the long holiday weekend.
On Coney Island, there was more to do than just soak up the rays.
Some visitors could be seen flocking to Nathan's while others took a ride on the Cyclone roller coaster or other attractions at Luna Park and the new Scream Zone.
"All of a sudden after 25 years I haven't been here, we decided to come out. We were planning to come early in the morning, but what happened the rain...and then my son said 'No. Let's go. Let's go, mom. We gotta go.' And here we are," said one Coney Island visitor.
"I've been here since I was a kid. It's been amazing, and it's just going to get more amazing, with new rides that are going up, and I can't wait till they're totally finished with it," said another.
Those brave enough to enter the frigid water were quickly reminded that it's still early in the season.
Lifeguards are on duty at city beaches daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Swimming is prohibited at all other times.
A new law banning smoking on public beaches in the five boroughs is now in effect.