Fire Island booze ban takes effect at some beaches

Starting Friday, alcohol will be banned on some federally owned Fire Island beaches.

The booze ban is on federal lands in the Town of Islip between the communities of Atlantique and Corneille Estates. It's being enacted by the Fire Island National Seashore.

The ban was prompted by alcohol-fueled parties on the beach.

Drinking is not banned on other federally-owned Fire Island National Seashore beaches.

Alcohol consumption already is banned on some Town of Islip-owned beaches.

Until recently, East Hampton was the only municipality on Long Island's east end to allow alcohol on the beach.
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