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September 02, 2005

A Beach in Long Island City?

beach%20with%20tom.jpgThis kind of thing cracks us up. Are you stuck in the City this weekend? Wouldn't you rather be at the beach? You can be! Harry's LIC at Water Taxi Beach is located in Long Island City where they have trucked in 400 tons of toothpaste-white, Jersey Shore sand (cost: $17,000) and a couple dozen picnic tables to create a manmade beach. A tiki hut, $2 PBR tallboys and a grill serving elk burgers and beach volleyball, no swimming though (but you wouldn't really want to swim in the East River anyway) and an amazing view of mid-town.

Started by Tom Fox the CEO of Water Taxi and Harry Hawk who is the chef at all-American grubbery Schnack and a partner at Gowanus Yacht Club (sorry, no swimming either) who handles the food. The 34th Street water taxi is the most direct route, but why drop eight dollars round-trip? It's a 15-minute hike from the 7 or G train.

Check out their blog for daily weather conditions and special events, oh and don't forget the sunscreen.

Harry's LIC at Water Taxi Beach
2-03 Borden Ave. (Queens) at 2nd St.

Posted by Jeremy at September 2, 2005 05:45 PM


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