TODAY | May 24, 2013
>> about to cut the ribbon and officially reopen this area.
>> this is a record-setting ribbon, five miles long.
>> we're breaking it here. we'll be in the " guinness book of world records ," me and you, savannah.
>> when you looked at this area seven months ago, governor and mrs. christie did you ever think you'd be able to do this memorial day weekend ?
>> we did. new jersey is resilient. we're coming back.
>> i was hopeful. i wasn't as confident as she was but i was hopeful because of all the folks here today and the local officials that got it done, an amazing job, really great.
>> and what it means to the people of new jersey to watch you do what you're going to do.
>> it means everything. anybody who lives in new jersey and willie can say this, he's a jersey guy, the jersey shore is in your heart so to see this reopened means everything to our state.
>> jersey guy or anybody really would feel comfortable handing you scissors.