A couple of weeks ago (just after Labor Day) we ventured to Orchard Beach. Orchard Beach is a man-made beach in the Bronx that, at the time it was built, was called 'The Riviera of New York.' It is lovely and looking out over the long boardwalk and playground there is a hint of ancient glamour.
Of course The Rivera of New York has fallen somewhat out of favor due to the fact that it is built on the toxic sludge that is Long Island Sound.
Pay no attention to the dark patches of sand there all along the shore--who knows what that is.
I hear that in season Orchard Beach is a hotspot for local teenagers but off season we only had to share the beach with a couple of old leathery women who were cranking the boom box one of them had hooked up to her walker. Needless to say we're going to try to go back every week until the weather turns.