June 18, 2018

Summer Days at Rockaway Beach, New York, 1950

Rockaway Beach is a neighborhood on the Rockaway Peninsula in the New York City borough of Queens. The neighborhood is bounded by Arverne to the east and Rockaway Park to the west. It is named for Rockaway Beach, which is the largest urban beach in the United States, stretching for miles along the Rockaway Peninsula facing the Atlantic Ocean; the beach itself is run and operated by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.

These fascinating snapshots from The Cardboard America Archive that captured people enjoying their summer days at Rockaway Beach, New York in 1950.























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