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Cityscape: Rock Rock Rockaway Beach

by George Bodarky, Julie Clark
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Rockaway Beach
scarlatti2004, flickr

A new book explores the history of the Queens community.

A lot of people are familiar with Coney Island’s storied past, but Rockaway Beach has an interesting history all its own.

In fact, the Queens community was once a bustling, summer hot spot chock full of hotels and amusements that drew millions of visitors.  Today, a new generation of visitors is discovering Rockaway Beach.  There’s even a new weekend bus service shuttling people there from Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  Vivian Rattay Carter tells the tale of Rockaway Beach from its earliest beginnings in her new book Images of America: Rockaway Beach.  Carter's our guest on this week's Cityscape. 
 

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