Summer may not last forever, but it’s sticking around for an extra week this year.
As the weather finally starts warming up in New York, with temperatures currently hovering around 90 degrees, the city announced today that it will keep most public pools and beaches open past Labor Day for the third year in a row.
The longer season—which will now last until September 10—is an attempt to help Gothamites stay cool during what’s expected to be a hotter than average summer. However, that extra week of freestyle swimming doesn’t exactly come free. The New York Post reports that those six days alone will cost the city about $1.7 million for staffing and related expenses. Uh… maybe they should just buy us all memberships to Soho House instead?
The city’s beaches are currently open for the season, and the outdoor pools will open on June 28. Traditionally, both have shut down following Labor Day.