The Charge: May 22, 2014
Have you ever been in that situation where you get to the beach only to learn it's been closed by authorities because of toxic waste pumping into the water? No? Well, now you can find out before you even get there! The Health Department has launched a new texting service to help New Yorkers stay informed about whether their beaches are open. Just text BEACH to 877-877 to get real-time opening, closing and water quality info. The Charge goes up to 75%, because beach time just got a whole lot better.