Sunday, April 2, 2006

Rockaway Beach then and now

Today we drove down to Rockaway Beach.  We parked at B 96th street and walked to the end of the boardwalk at B126th Street.  We usually take a ride out there a couple of times a year either before Memorial Day or after Labor Day before the beach crowds.  There seemed to be a lot of new buildings in the area.  There is a new housing development around B 98th Street where Rockaway Playland used to be.  Back in my high school days Roy and I would take the Q53 bus to B116th Street near where his grandmonther lived.  Back in the early 1960s my Aunt Rebecca and Uncle George had a summer bungalow at B 27th street where my parents took us.  We used to love playing in the arcades over there.  They have been gone for years.


Anonymous said...

Bruce, one of my guilty pleasures is The Ramones.  They have a great song entitled Rockaway Beach.  All that time I spent in Jersey and I never made the pilgramage.  Shame on me!

Anonymous said...

Mike - one of the Ramones was a classmate of mine at Forest Hills High School class of 1967.  In November 2001 a flight to the Domincan Republic crashed in Rockaway.  They will build a memorial at B 116th Street and the Boardwalk.

Anonymous said...

Bruce, you went to school with a Ramone and you kept this from me all these years?  Which one?  

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