New York City Councilman Chaim Deutsch announced the first ever “Southern Brooklyn Beach Day,” with separate dates for men and women by the sandy spot behind Kingsborough Community College, the NY Daily News. “A lot of people are disenfranchised for religious reasons,” the Democrat said. “They don’t use the beach because they don’t go mixed swimming. This is to give those people an opportunity for a day out at the beach.”
Deutsch plans to pay to rent the space by the community college, he said. The permit fee, which has not been determined, will be paid for by private donations. Men and boys can go from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on June 29. Women and girls can go for the same time period on July 27.