Beach season has swept the city -- and luckily, New York has miles of seashore you can get to by subway, bus, ferry, or bicycle. Each grain of sand makes each beach as unique as their natural winter enemies, snowflakes.
Here, you’ll find beaches where you can engage in all manner of sporty activity, nosh on historic hotdogs, sip cocktails of dubious origin, get naked, or just relax under the sun. As vast and varied as each destinatination is, they all have one thing in common: You can access every single one without begging to borrow a car. Now all you have to do is make it out before the temperatures drop.