Surfin' NYC

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Photo: Daniel Avila, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation

Sure, if you want to be a snob, you could insist on Waikiki Beach on Oahu or Kirra Point on Australia's Gold Coast. But you can't get to either of those with a MetroCard — and today the city's Parks Department opened New York's second surfing-only beach in the Rockaways. Until 2005, a musty law banned surfing anywhere within the five boroughs. But that year a stretch of seashore at Beach 90th Street was opened to surfers and closed to everyone else, and, well, it was gnarly, dude. Today, after the local chapter of the Surfrider Foundation cleaned the area and a Parks commish Adrian Benepe led a small ceremony, the strip of sand at Beach 67th Street was also turned over to the boarders. It's just an A-train ride away — and, on that note, we think we'll call it a week. Catch you Monday.