Fort Tilden Has “Quietly Reopened”

Fort Tilden Has "Quietly Reopened"
Photo: Flickr user Olaf

Earlier this year, we expressed our fears that Fort Tilden, the National Parks Service-controlled beach near Breezy Point, Queens, wouldn’t open in time for the 2014 beach season. Then, in March, we heard through the grapevine that the Sandy-ravaged beach would definitely be open this summer.

Now, Bedford + Bowery is reporting that that the little beach that could has been very quietly re-opened in the last week and we no longer have to worry about cutting up our not-so-delicate, street-worn feet.

Refer all thank you notes to PARS Environmental, the company that quickly tackled the cleanup after months and months of haggling between the National Parks Service and various contractors. PARS removed all the debris from the beach, covered its exposed bulkheads and though the beach’s sand is still worse for the wear, it can handle a few hundred intrepid beachgoers.

Those looking to reach the beach can take a Q train to Avenue J or a 2/5 train to Flatbush Ave.-Brooklyn College and then catch a Q54 bus directly to the beach from there.

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