NYPD Targets Beach Boozers in Rockaways

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New York, New York - June 20: The crowds tend to gather near 92nd St. at Rockaway Beach like this day on Sunday, June 20, 2011. (Photo by Kirsten Luce for the Washington Post) Photo: Kirsten Luce/The Washington Post/Getty

The NYPD is redoubling efforts to nab Rockaways guests who try to sneak in a beer under the sun. Over the Memorial Day weekend, its efforts resulted in three times more  “quality-of-life violation” summonses than the same time last year. Tickets were also handed out for walking dogs on the beach and climbing out on to rock jetties, so all summer fun is apparently now illegal.