The Rockaways, New York (Postcard History Series)

The Rockaways, New York (Postcard History Series)

by Emil R. Lucev


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The Rockaways, New York (Postcard History Series) by Emil R. Lucev

The Rockaway Peninsula, also known as the Rockaways, is located off Long Island, within the borough of Queens. Its remoteness from Manhattan has made it a popular retreat and has provided an out-of-the-way area for families looking to relocate and live by the sea. The Rockaway’s became a popular area for seaside hotels beginning in the 1830s, and its popularity grew with the coming of the Long Island Rail Road in the 1880s. In 1893, Hog Island, a resort known for entertaining Boss Tweed and Tammany Hall, sank into the sea. Located a few miles east of Breezy Point, and also known as Rockaway Island, the entire island disappeared during a storm. The Rockaways was also the home of Rockaway’s Playland, a world renowned amusement park from 1901 to 1985. Through vintage postcards, The Rockaways captures the history and charm of this seaside community.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738549903
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 04/11/2007
Series: Postcard History Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,237,005
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Emil R. Lucev Sr. was born and raised in the Rockaways. Now retired, he is the historical editor and columnist for the Wave newspaper in Rockaway Beach, and he contributes as the part-time curator for the Rockaway Museum. He has been writing columns for the paper since 1980, and he wrote the paper’s centennial edition in 1993.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     6
Introduction     7
Far Rockaway: Nassau County Line West to Beach 32nd Street     9
Edgemere: Beach 32nd Street to Beach 56th Street     21
Arverne: Beach 56th Street to Beach 79th Street     31
Hammels: Beach 79th Street to Beach 88th Street (Old)     41
Holland: Beach 88th Street (Old) to Beach 100th Street     51
Seaside: Beach 100th Street to Beach 108th Street     65
Rockaway Park: Beach 108th Street to Beach 126th Street     89
Belle Harbor: Beach 126th Street to Beach 141st Street     99
Neponsit: Beach 141st Street to Beach 149th Street     105
The Point: Breezy Point Cooperative and Gateway National Recreational Area     111

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Historically awarding !