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Brandon Ianiro, from New Hyde Park, catches a football on Field 6 of Jones Beach in Wantagh. (May 12, 2013)

Jones Beach: Summer 2013

Ongoing repair work at Jones Beach has all but eradicated signs of damage from superstorm Sandy, just in time for Memorial Day weekend. "It will be the same as it was," says George Gorman, deputy regional director for state parks. Planking on the boardwalk has been restored, food concessions and shops are open.

From left, 6-year old Cassius Crandall, 7-year old
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From left, 6-year old Cassius Crandall, 7-year old Hugo Kohnhorst, ten-year-old Nora Kohnhorst, and 6-year old Miaca Crandall, from Jackson Heights, Queens, play dodgeball on Field 6 of Jones Beach in Wantagh. (May 12, 2013)

From left, Anthony Pastel from Albany and Alan
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From left, Anthony Pastel from Albany and Alan Wildy from Pittsburg, PA, run into the ocean at Field 6 of Jones Beach in Wantagh. (May 12, 2013)

Gia Salinaro, 12, from Massapequa, makes handstands on
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Gia Salinaro, 12, from Massapequa, makes handstands on Field 6 of Jones Beach in Wantagh. (May 12, 2013)

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The western part of the boardwalk at Jones
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The western part of the boardwalk at Jones Beach Field 6 is undergoing repairs to damages caused by superstorm Sandy and is not yet open for visitors. (May 21, 2013)

A sign greets visitors to Tobay Beach in
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A sign greets visitors to Tobay Beach in Oyster Bay. (May 21, 2013)

The bathrooms next to the Seafood Shack at
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The bathrooms next to the Seafood Shack at Tobay Beach in Oyster Bay, damaged from Superstorm Sandy, have been repaired and are open. (May 21, 2013)

The Seafood Shack at Tobay Beach in Oyster
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The Seafood Shack at Tobay Beach in Oyster Bay has been repaired and will be open this season. (May 21, 2013)

Left, Madison Baranski, 4, of Massapequa and Kellen
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Left, Madison Baranski, 4, of Massapequa and Kellen Reilly, 4, look for small fish in the waters of Tobay Beach while their parents look on. (May 21, 2013)

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Visitors stroll down the recently repaired board walk
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Visitors stroll down the recently repaired board walk at Jones Beach between Fields 1 and 2. (May 21, 2013)

Visitors stroll down the recently repaired board walk
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Visitors stroll down the recently repaired board walk at Jones Beach between Fields 1 and 2. (May 21, 2013)

A man does a pullup near the life
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A man does a pullup near the life guard building at Jones Beach Field 6. (May 21, 2013)

Marissa Golub (left), 18, of East Meadow and
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Marissa Golub (left), 18, of East Meadow and Peter Eyring, 20, of Levittown wash the sand from their feet at one of the showers at Jones Beach Field 6. (May 21, 2013)

A temporary wooden handrail is in place until
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A temporary wooden handrail is in place until the original metal handrail can be replaced on the boardwalk at Jones Beach between Fields 1 and 2. (May 21, 2013)

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Visitors gaze into the closed concession building as
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Visitors gaze into the closed concession building as they walk by at Jones Beach Field 1. (May 21, 2013)

The concession building and bathrooms are still under
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The concession building and bathrooms are still under repair and rennovation after being damaged by superstorm Sandy on the ocean side of Tobay Beach in Oyster Bay. (May 21, 2013)

The children's spray park at Tobay Beach in
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The children's spray park at Tobay Beach in Oyster Bay is fully restored and functioning from the damages the park sustained from superstorm Sandy eight months ago. (May 21, 2013)

Brandon Ianiro, from New Hyde Park, catches a
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Brandon Ianiro, from New Hyde Park, catches a football on Field 6 of Jones Beach in Wantagh. (May 12, 2013)

People populate Field 6 during a windy day
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People populate Field 6 during a windy day on Jones Beach in Wantagh. (May 12, 2013)

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Fire Island's economic recovery from Superstorm Sandy is
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Fire Island's economic recovery from Superstorm Sandy is making progress for the Summer 2013 season. Workers rebuild the dock in Ocean Beach. (May 10, 2013)

The Island Mermaid restaurant in Ocean Beach, Fire
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The Island Mermaid restaurant in Ocean Beach, Fire Island is open and serving dinner after tides swamped Main Street in Ocean Beach during Superstorm Sandy. (May 20, 2013)

Twelve-year-old Aman Bains and his mother Mahrina Bains
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Twelve-year-old Aman Bains and his mother Mahrina Bains from Fresh Meadows, Queens, build a sand castle on the beach in Long Beach. (May 18, 2013)

Pipe remnants from Superstorm Sandy still can be
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Pipe remnants from Superstorm Sandy still can be seen on the beach at Long Beach. (May 18, 2013)

A group of beach-goers play volleyball on the
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A group of beach-goers play volleyball on the beach at Long Beach where volleyball goes on. (May 18, 2013)

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Peter Siegelman from Long Beach fishes off the
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Peter Siegelman from Long Beach fishes off the beach in Long Beach. (May 18, 2013)

Cement pilings from the boardwalk still stand after
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Cement pilings from the boardwalk still stand after Superstorm Sandy in Long Beach. (May 18, 2013)

Beach-goers play volleyball on the beach at Long
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Beach-goers play volleyball on the beach at Long Beach while tractors and construction go on in the background to rebuild the boardwalk. (May 18, 2013)

Charlie Caplin (center) chats with two friends among
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Charlie Caplin (center) chats with two friends among the remnants and rebuilding of the boardwalk at Long Beach. (May 18, 2013)

A motor boat cruises past the Fire Island
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A motor boat cruises past the Fire Island community of Ocean Beach. Business leaders and elected officials say tat despite suffering damage from Superstorm Sandy the resort community outside New York City is ready for the upcoming tourism season. (May 10, 2013)

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