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Jacob Riis Park Beach Panorama – Walking Into A Different Dimension From Rockaway Park

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I grew up coming to this beach. In 1976, I would bicycle to Riis Beach regularly, chain it to the nursing home fence, wave hello to some of the patients hanging out of the window watching the multitudes of free spirits, take off all of my clothes, spread a blanket and have instant friends. Some of the elderly patients from the nursing home would wander out and walk amongst the living. And we were living. It was a magic summer when tall ships were sailing up the harbor and everyone was tuned into one disco station WBLS. The beach shook from the dancing. It was a slice of heaven. It was before the plague and we were carefree and expressing our freedom freely. Halcyon days.

Coquina Clams on Rockaway Beach (Donax fossor) – Frank H. Jump

These bivalves rarely exceed an inch long and are indicators of a healthy beach. – Beach Chair Scientist

Music by Philip Glass based on Bowie’s V2-Schneider – Heroes

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Welcome To Rockaway [Beach] – Frank H. Jump

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[T]RUM[P] – Make America Great Again! – Rockaway Park, QU

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Marino’s Ices Vendor – Rockaway Park, QU

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Lobster, Lobster, Lobster – Pay At The Pump – Rockaway Park, QU

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Rockaway Park Bayside Dionysus

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Seaport – Sand Bar – Beach 116th Street – Rockaway Park, Queens

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A neighborhood in need of revitalization!

Pink Moon Over the Rockaways – Boardwalk Progress Check – Rockaway Park, Queens

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Thought I’d go along for a progress walk with the locals. Apparently this project is way behind schedule.

Brooklyn Day Camp – Garas Used Auto Parts – Rockaway Beach, QU

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This auto parts business still seems to come up on searches with a different phone number. The mural is on the same building as the Brooklyn Day Camp which I remember passing as a kid when going to the beach.