A Soggy End for LIC's Water Taxi Beach?

Bad news for beach lovers who like to keep it local - the Water Taxi Beach at Long Island City may not open this summer!

 

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Michael Fox (no, really, that's his name), a rep for the beach party locale, told NewYorkology that the original location for the Water Taxi Beach brand could just remain a pile of sand this summer. The reason - a nearby construction project.

 

Fox says the company is trying to negotiate a way to keep the space or, at the very least, open another site nearby.

 

The L.I.C. waterfront beach site has been a popular staple for Queens locals since it opened in 2005. It offers partygoers a fun beach party, sand and sun, as well as a spectacular view of the Manhattan Skyline on the East River.

 

The other two Water Taxi Beach sites - South Street Seaport and Governor's Island - will remain open, says Fox. The lower Manhattan beach opens May 5th and may add more weekday afternoons to its current Wednesday to Sunday schedule. The Governor's Island site will open the Friday of Memorial Day Weekend, and will be open Friday - Sunday and holiday weekends.

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Comment by Jessica Rose on April 3, 2011 at 11:53pm
:( sad i was gonna check this place out when it opened...
Comment by Maria on March 31, 2011 at 10:45am
Not fair at all!!!  There must be a way to resolve this
Comment by Nicole Nesbitt on March 31, 2011 at 10:08am
NOOOOO!
Comment by Ran Craycraft on March 31, 2011 at 9:47am
Oh no! I've been a big fan of WTB since it opened. It's had it's ups and downs, but would be terrible if we didn't have it this summer :(

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