Even with virus concerns, crowds swarm Bronx beach on holiday weekend

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

THE BRONX — With more of New York City reopening and temperatures rising, crowds flocked to Orchard Beach, often called the Riviera of the Bronx, on Sunday, even as coronavirus fears persist.

There were social distancing reminders, but Kreston Harrison from Poughkeepsie was a little worried people weren’t keeping six feet apart.

“I think it’s a great atmosphere,” Harrison said. “Honestly, I’m a little bit apprehensive because there’s so many people and I’m not sure everyone’s following CDC guidelines, but I do think we all kind of need a break from reality.”

While not everyone worse masks or face coverings, some families appeared to cluster together under umbrellas on the sand and in the surf.

Activity at the playground was in full swing, but the basketball courts were empty since the hoops won’t be put back up until Phase 3, which starts Monday in New York City.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Bronx Videos

Bronx 16-year-old gets vaccine to help convince her hesitant family

Bronx NYCHA residents call for cleanup of building and grounds

4-year-old in critical condition after falling 10 stories from Bronx apartment balcony

Fast-moving fire destroys NJ apartment building, displacing about 75 people

Bronx music teacher wins award for teaching excellence

Bronx moms get free day of pampering

More Bronx

Connect with PIX11 Online

Connect with PIX11 Online

Trending Stories

Don't Miss