Mayor makes it official: it’s summer


Mayor de Blasio, Parks Commissioner Silver and a bevy of overdressed local officials kicked off the start of summer by opening a new section of Rockaway boardwalk today.

The newly completed section will join together, for the first time since 2012, the Beach 97th Street and Beach 86th Street concession areas. Current plans call for boardwalk reconstruction to be completed by 2017.

City beaches officially open on Saturday, May 23rd.

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