Capri, Famous Vacation Spot, Touched by Coronavirus

Visitors from the United States make up the largest share of foreign tourists on the Italian island, and this year their absence is denting local businesses.

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How to Survive in the ‘Shark Attack Capital of the World’

To live in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., is to know sharks and forget fear.

#beaches, #florida, #international-shark-attack-file, #sharks, #surfing

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As Summer Comes to a Close, Squeeze in One Last Beach Day

Here’s how to plan a safe, relaxing Labor Day beach trip, even during the time of Covid-19.

#beaches, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Bare Breasts on French Beaches? You Can, Despite Police Warnings

The country’s interior minister had to defend a “precious” freedom after topless sunbathers were wrongfully asked to cover up.

#bathing-suits-and-swimwear, #beaches, #france, #nudism-and-nudity, #womens-rights

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The Jersey Shore Vacation of my Imagination

Where the Bruce is loud, and the Rolling Rocks are cold.

#beaches, #cape-may-nj, #e-street-band, #hot-dogs-and-frankfurters, #long-beach-island-nj, #new-jersey, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #ventnor-nj

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A Summer of No-Contact Rescues: How Lifeguards Have Changed Their Ways

Guards have tested positive. After-work parties are frowned upon. The pandemic has upended lifeguarding.

#avalon-nj, #beaches, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #lifeguards, #long-island-ny, #new-york-city, #rescues, #summer-season, #swimming

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It’s Always the Summer of the Shark

Even during a pandemic, we cannot get the white shark out of our minds. Despite the rare attack, experts say humans have little to fear.

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Israel Quietly Opens Its Borders, and Palestinians Have a Beach Day

Tens of thousands of Palestinians slipped through holes in Israel’s security barrier, with Israel’s tacit approval, for a rare day on a Mediterranean beach.

#beaches, #border-barriers, #defense-and-military-forces, #israel, #mediterranean-sea, #nablus-west-bank, #netanya-israel, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #travel-and-vacations, #west-bank

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Restricting Beach Access to Residents Only

Fearing the spread of Covid-19, some cities in Connecticut and Long Island are trying to keep nonresidents off the sand, butting up against legal mandates that require them to maintain public access.

#beaches, #connecticut, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fairfield-county-conn, #jones-beach-ny, #long-island-ny, #nassau-county-ny, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #southampton-ny

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A Rockaway Life

Rockaway Beach has a land’s-end bacchanalian spirit, but it is also a place where you can get to know people just by being there.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #beaches, #cardwell-diane, #far-rockaway-queens-ny, #oceans-and-seas, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #rockaway-beach-queens-ny, #summer-season, #surfing

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Slowly, Italy Is Waking From the Coronavirus Nightmare

This is a very strange, subdued summer for a country with an economy that relies heavily on tourism and merrymaking. But E.U. aid is on the way.

#abruzzo-italy, #adriatic-sea, #beaches, #bergamo-italy, #brussels-belgium, #conte-giuseppe, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #deaths-fatalities, #europe, #european-council, #european-stability-mechanism, #european-union, #florence-italy, #italy, #lombardy-italy, #naples-italy, #palermo-italy, #quarantines, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #rome-italy, #shutdowns-institutional, #spain, #stimulus-economic, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #turin-italy, #tuscany-italy, #veneto-italy, #venice-italy

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In Texas Beach City, Out-of-Towners Drove In an Outbreak

A month ago, Corpus Christi had hardly any cases of coronavirus and business was booming. Now it is struggling to contain one of the state’s fastest growing outbreaks. What happened?

#beaches, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #corpus-christi-tex, #texas, #travel-and-vacations

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Beaches Are Open in N.Y.C., but Virus Worries Linger

Shorelines are finally open for swimming, but outbreaks across the country have given officials pause about the city’s wider reopening.

#beaches, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #district-council-37, #independence-day-us-july-4, #lifeguards, #new-york-city, #rockaway-beach-queens-ny, #swimming

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The Young Cut Loose in Myrtle Beach. The Virus Followed Them Home.

A popular spring break and summertime destination on the South Carolina coast is linked to clusters of coronavirus cases among teenagers and young adults in several states.

#beaches, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #myrtle-beach-sc, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #youth

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Come to the Beach but Beware of Sharks, Cape Cod Officials Say

Visitors are being urged to be wary of sharks this July 4 weekend while remaining vigilant about slowing the spread of the coronavirus.

#animal-behavior, #atlantic-ocean, #beaches, #cape-cod-mass, #cape-cod-national-seashore, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #sharks

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Beaches and Swimming During Covid: Only For the Rich?

History is repeating itself as pools, beaches and clubs open — but mostly for the privileged few.

#beaches, #black-people, #connecticut, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #greenwich-conn, #long-island-ny, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #quarantines, #race-and-ethnicity, #summer-season, #swimming, #united-states

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Coronavirus in UK: Heat Wave Draws Out Crowds

With pubs and restaurants still closed in a country that has the world’s third-highest reported coronavirus death toll, crowds have flocked to beaches, parks and streams this week.

#beaches, #bournemouth-england, #coronavirus-reopenings, #great-britain

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Migration Numbers Plunge for the Red Knot, a Threatened Shore Bird

Every May, these birds stop in the Delaware Bay on their way to Arctic Canada. But a shortage of food this season puts their flight at risk.

#animal-migration, #beaches, #birds, #your-feed-science

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Hoping to Buy an Aboveground Pool to Salvage Summer? It May Be Too Late

The hunt for pools is fierce as homeowners search for ways to stay cool in the safety of their backyards.

#arkansas, #beaches, #belmar-nj, #boxcar-mobile-app, #central-jersey-pool, #connecticut, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #do-it-yourself, #luxury-goods-and-services, #new-jersey, #new-york-state, #quarantines, #shopping-and-retail, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional, #swimming-pools, #the-yard

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‘There Is Nothing’: When the Slots Go Dark in a Casino Mecca

Our photographer went to see how Atlantic City, a place already struggling with poverty and high unemployment, is weathering coronavirus.

#atlantic-city-nj, #beaches, #casinos, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #gambling

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Italians Flock to Beaches, Hoping Tourists Will Follow

Many have seized the chance to return to the sands, soak up the sun and take a swim. But social distancing? Maybe, maybe not.

#beaches, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #italy, #masks, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #travel-and-vacations

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Even on Memorial Day, ‘You Can’t Escape’ Coronavirus

At beaches, seaside arcades and other attractions, many people hoped to turn the page from the past few months. But neither the weather nor the pandemic made that easy.

#arlington-national-cemetery, #beaches, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #florida, #holyoke-soldiershome-holyoke-mass, #memorial-day, #veterans

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New York City Doesn’t Have to Suffer This Summer

Officials shouldn’t let the coronavirus end a long history of helping people stay cool.

#beaches, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drownings, #east-river-nyc, #great-depression-1930s, #infrastructure-public-works, #jones-beach-ny, #moses-robert, #orchard-beach-bronx-ny, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #playgrounds, #smith-alfred-emanuel, #summer-season, #swimming, #swimming-pools

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New Yorkers Embark on a Summer of Uncertainty

Memorial Day weekend in New York City usually marks the beginning of a vibrant summer to come. But this year traditions have been altered under the shadow of the coronavirus.

#amusement-and-theme-parks, #beaches, #butler-julie-r-1957-2020, #coney-island-brooklyn-ny, #copeland-raymond-1973-2020, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fred-the-godson, #german-ferdi-1978-2020, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #memorial-day, #new-york-city, #your-feed-onlyinnewyork

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Beach Towns Have a Message for New York City Residents: Go Away

Annoyed by the city’s decision to keep its shoreline closed, officials in nearby areas are limiting beach access to keep outsiders at bay.

#beaches, #city-council-nyc, #coastal-areas, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #long-beach-ny, #long-island-ny, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #rockaway-beach-queens-ny, #shutdowns-institutional

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Can Coney Island Survive This?

A dismal season is predicted. If there is one at all.

#amusement-and-theme-parks, #beaches, #central-amusement-international, #coney-island-brooklyn-ny, #coney-island-mermaid-parade, #coney-island-usa, #coronavirus-reopenings, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #lola-star-brooklyn-ny-retailer, #memorial-day, #small-business-administration, #summer-season

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Yes, Jersey Shore Beaches Are Reopening. Here’s How They’re Doing It.

The coronavirus has upended the rhythms of summer at the shore, a 130-mile coastline that is equal parts economic engine and cultural touchstone.

#beaches, #better-days-album, #coastal-areas, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #john-david-lyon, #memorial-day, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #new-jersey, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #paul-m-kanitra, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #southside-johnnythe-asbury-jukes, #tony-vaz, #travel-and-vacations

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Coronavirus and Beaches: Can I Safely Enjoy the Sun, Surf and Sand?

As states reopen, experts say socially distant outdoor activities, like swimming or running along the shore, are some of the safer ways to re-engage with the world. Here, tips for how to enjoy the beach now.

#bathrooms-and-toilets, #beaches, #california, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #delaware, #east-coast-us, #florida, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #lifeguards, #los-angeles-county-calif, #states-us, #travel-and-vacations

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Mother Sea Turtles Might Be Sneakier Than They Look

The large reptiles make decoy nests to distract predators during an oft-ignored behavior following their egg laying, researchers say.

#beaches, #burns-thomas-researcher, #caribbean-area, #eggs, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #kennedy-malcolm-researcher, #reproduction-biological, #research, #royal-society-open-science-journal, #sand-and-gravel, #turtles-and-tortoises, #your-feed-science

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Summer Is Coming. Don’t Count on N.Y.C.’s Beaches for Relief.

Nearby beaches will open in time, but for now the pandemic will deprive New Yorkers of that pleasure closer to home.

#beaches, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #epidemics, #parks-and-recreation-department-nyc, #shutdowns-institutional, #summer-season

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Go Outside, Experts Say. But Keep Your Distance and Have a Mask Handy.

A stir-crazy nation wonders: Is it safe to stroll on the beach in a deadly pandemic? How about a picnic in the park? Or coffee with a friend at an outdoor table? The risk is in the details.

#beaches, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #masks, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #quarantines

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Gavin Newsom Orders Orange County Beaches Closed Due to Coronavirus

Images of packed shores have prompted a furor against officials in coastal states like California and Florida, who have resisted statewide beach closure orders.

#beaches, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #newsom-gavin

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How to Save Summer From the Coronavirus

A balance can be found to be both safe and outdoors.

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The Costly Toll of Florida Not Shutting Down Spring Break During Coronavirus

People got sick — and some died — after attending crowded parties and theme parks in Florida as the coronavirus spread.

#beaches, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #desantis-ron, #epidemics, #festivals, #florida, #kinsa-inc, #miami-fla, #miami-beach-fla, #spring-season, #suarez-francis-x-1977, #travel-and-vacations

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