The Manhattan-to-Hamptons helicopter crowd is seaside bummed.
Journey and Leisure just lately launched its choice of the 25 best beaches in the US, and never one of many South Fork’s unique strands made the checklist. Nor did different Northeast expensive coastal enclaves like Lengthy Seaside Island or Martha’s Winery. As a substitute, they had been edged out by the working-class oases of Coney Island, Rockaway and Asbury Park, NJ.
“Coney Island packs extra pleasure right into a block of boardwalk than most seashores have in miles,” Eric Gatoff, CEO of Coney Island’s landmark Nathan’s Well-known, raved triumphantly to The Put up upon listening to the information. “This seaside is really particular.”
Coney Island in Brooklyn was touted by Journey and Leisure for its “miles of sandy shore … wealthy in historical past and custom” and naturally for its iconic amusement parks.
Rockaway Seaside in Queens was dubbed “a weekend heaven” for its subway-accessible “white sand, five-mile boardwalk and surfer-worthy waves.”
The juke-joint city of Asbury Park was lauded for its “vigorous, clear, white-sand seaside” and, throughout the road, its “fabled” bar The Stone Pony, “made well-known by locals Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi.”
The raves for blue-collar seashores on the expense of luxe movie star surf spots mark a triumph of substance over fashion — particularly when reported by upscale shiny magazine Journey and Leisure.
Ritzy Two Mile Hole Seaside is accessible from Blade‘s East twenty third Avenue touchdown pad to East Hampton Airport by way of helicopter for $1,025. Rockaway Seaside is accessible from the Port Authority Terminal by way of the A prepare for $2.75.
The copter crowd refuels after a day splashing within the surf on $55 rack of lamb at Le Chef in Southampton. Subway sun-seekers satiate themselves with $7 boardwalk burgers at Paul’s Daughter on the Coney Island boardwalk.
“New York Metropolis surprises and delights,” beamed NYCGo spokesman Christopher Heywood, touting the 14 miles of seaside managed by the town that supply “one-of-a-kind summer season leisure alternatives” within the coronary heart of Gotham.
The checklist launched cries that Journey and Leisure editors should have suffered sunstroke whereas researching the story.
“Strangest seaside checklist I’ve ever seen,” @saltybluecoffeeco wrote on Instagram. “I agree with possibly 2.”
The choice course of reeks of left-wing bias, argued others, who famous that Florida, with its year-round sunshine and 1,350 miles of shoreline, earned only one seaside on the Journey and Leisure checklist whilst New York Metropolis boasts two “America’s-best” seashores.
“Political hit job in opposition to (Governor) DeSantis and Florida,” claimed @davidgardner3273.