NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Says No Beach Swimming or Beach Barbecues on Memorial Day

May 19, 2020
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On Monday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio that anyone heading to the beach for the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend shouldn't swim or have a barbecue. The Daily Mail reports that the mayor said if anyone tries to swim in the water, "they'll be taken right out." "If you want to walk on the beach, fine enjoy that. But no swimming, no lifeguards, no parties, no barbecues, no sports," de Blasio emphasized. "This is about health and safety first. So if we need to put up fencing we will, but I am giving people every chance to still enjoy what they can about the beach without going to the point that we have to take tougher measures," he said.