ORCHARD BEACH, the Bronx — Except for the lifeguards, there was no one on the beach Saturday afternoon.
The playgrounds were eerily empty as well. Orchard Beach in the Bronx is usually packed the entire Memorial Day weekend. This year it looked more like a ghost town.
Lifeguards were on duty, but no one was brave enough to go into the water. It definitely doesn’t look too inviting. Temps struggled to get out of the 40s on this unofficial start to summer.
One plus, however: plenty of parking for those willing to brave the weather. The downside: they were still charging $10 to park.
Also, no one took advantage of the mobile COVID-19 vaccination site at the beach which workers were trying to work out free parking for.
After such a long stretch of warm dry weather many people are now changing their plans for the rest of the weekend, with some going to check out a movie.