Sunday, June 7th: Coney Island beach closed today

(excerpt from) Newsday/AP
Coney Island beach closed due to sewage concerns

June 7, 2009 at 2:11pm

…The New York City Parks Department posted signs Sunday saying swimming wasn’t permitted at [Coney Island and Manhattan Beach]… But the Coney Island boardwalk remains open, and sunbathing on the sand was allowed.

The city Department of Environmental Protection says ocean water at the two beaches may be contaminated by raw sewage from a sewage treatment plant that overflowed…

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