Water Taxi Beach to open outposts at South Street Seaport, Governors Island
The original Water Taxi Beach in Long Island City. Mihnea M. via flickr
New Yorkers looking for a day at the beach this summer will have two new options: Lower Manhattan and Governors Island.
New York Water Taxi, which created the seasonal 44,000-square-foot beach in Long Island City in 2005, will open smaller replicas, at South Street Seaport on Memorial Day weekend and at the north end of Governors Island on July 4.
The beach in Queens, which features trucked-in sand, picnic tables, a volleyball court, food and a bar, will also open on Memorial Day weekend.The 18,000-square-foot beach at the seaport, on the north side of Pier 17, will have a mini golf course in addition to food and drink concessions.
The Governors Island beach - a converted parking lot - will have a basketball court, live music on weekends, and will be accessible by ferry from the Battery Maritime Building and New York Water Taxi.
Swimming is prohibited at all the beaches.