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riis park

riis park, a photo by denise p. on Flickr. Riis beach parking lot now and then (post Sandy) Advertisements

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Boardwak Empire in Rockaway

While strolling one of the few intact sections of the Rockaway boardwalk, came across this.. A restaurant facade and a nightclub! A small sign indicates that this is a location set for HBO’s Boardwalk Empire…which explains this billboard and this … Continue reading

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Riis Park off season

A cold and windy day at the beach…. Constructed on the site of one of the first US naval air stations, the park was designed in 1936 by Park Commissioner Robert Moses, who envisioned Riis Park as a beach for … Continue reading

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Far Rockaway; then and now

The Rockaways have transformed in the last 100 years from playground of the wealthy, to summer resort of the working classes, to poverty and neglect.  All of the grand hotels and most of the bungalows are gone, but many of … Continue reading

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Jamaica Bay Cruise

Leaving the dock;  a common tern and a black-crowned night heron   Gulls under the Cross Bay Bridge The formerly inhabited Ruffle Bar Island, now a bird sanctuary                                             Houses on stilts in Rockaway The subway bridge swings open Fishing … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day; around the bay

Marine Parkway / Gil Hodges Bridge from Riis Landing Kayak lessons in Roxbury old Coast Guard Station Riis Landing Ruffle Bar island and Manhattan skyline from Jamaica Bay

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Photo of the Day; Breezy Point

Breezy Point; the western end of Rockaway peninsula on Memorial Day weekend. This part of this beach belongs to Breezy Point Co-op a private community. leave your bicycles here the dunes, protected nesting area for the endangered piping plovers Black Skimmers claim … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day; Edgemere cross

edgemere cross, a photo by dppuchol on Flickr. some kind of memorial on a dead end street on norton basin in Edgmere, Rockaway, NY

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edgemere bungalows

bungalows, a photo by dppuchol on Flickr.

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