Focus: Black & White; Skyline from Sea Bright

It’s black and white. The view of the New York skyline from Sea Bright public beach is unfettered artistry on a clear day. Stark comparison.

On a fall day, sun still giving a warm hug on the sand, there’s solace, calm, no crowds, just a few misplaced palm trees and a view — a view of the city’s muted bustle.

It looks close enough to touch, quiet enough to hear the hum in your daydreaming mind. Then came the waves … and washed the city buzz out. The view, even on a dank day, is a burst of sunshine from the shores of home.

This week’s weather and COVID report

This week’s forecast is downright hauntingly grim. According to the National Weather Service, the sun will not shine until Saturday, just in time for Halloween.

The chance of showers from tonight through Friday vacillates from 20 to 90 percent, with temperatures ranging from the low 60s to the low 50s as the week progresses. Click here for more detail.

COVID-19 stats have been spiking across New Jersey lately.

In Monmouth County, there were 87 new positive cases today. In the Rumson-Fair Haven area: Rumson has 100 cases, Sea Bright has 25, Fair Haven has 68, Little Silver has 81, and Red Bank has 382.