New York Public Library & New York City Municipal Archives & Life Magazine, The Rockaway’s

Rockaway Beach (Belle Harbor), west at Beach 137th Street. Storm damage, basement and first floor level of house jacked up by temporary supports and sandbags, people. April 17, 1929

Beach House on Rodman Street. Beach house

Far Rockaway High School, Queens: exterior. Beach 25th Street and Oceancrest Boulevard. May 31, 1929.

Boardwalk, Beach 69th Street, Rockaway Beach. December 12, 1927

Rockaway Beach, Queens. Crew picking up debris and throwing it into small truck. Houses in background. June 23, 1942

Rockaway Point and Seabreeze Roxbury looking west. July 1920

Beach Channel Drive, west at Beach 116th Street. View of unpaved road and Harbor Inn, view of other houses. April 28, 1937.

Far Rockaway. April 20, 1935

Beach 136th Street, north at Cranston Avenue. Road and houses

Beach Channel Drive, East on Beach 132nd Street. Road, water at left, houses at right. October 25, 1928

 Nameoke Street, Far Rockaway Boulevard. December 11, 1940

Nameoke Street, Far Rockaway Boulevard. December 11, 1940

 

 

Northwest corner of north line of Boardwalk and Beach 82nd Street, Rockaway Beach. December 14, 1927

Northwest corner of Beach 92nd Street and Boardwalk, Rockaway Beach. December 14, 1927

Southeast corner of Porch of House facing Beach 85th Street, 4.85 feet south of north line of Boardwalk, Rockaway Beach. House facing Beach 85th Street, other houses. December 14, 1927

100 feet south of north line of Boardwalk at west Property Line of Beach. 100th Street. General view of buildings, “Steeplechase Baths, Rockaway Laundry. December 14, 1927

Roche’s Beach, west on Beach from a point midway between Groynes 17 and 18, Far Rockaway. Rockaway Beach. July 17, 1927

Rockaway Point and Seabreeze Read’s Pier Rockaway Point west

 

Beach 83rd, south 100 feet of Amstel Boulevard. Muddy and flooded street, houses. December 5, 1927

Far Rockaway, south from Beach 19th Street and Seagirt Avenue. August 11, 1927

All the above photos are from New York City Municipal Archives

surf bathing at Rockaway Beach” in 1897, Life Magazine

New York Public Library

New York Public Library

New York Public Library

The Nameoke, Far Rockaway, 1903 New York Public Library

The Arverne, near Rockaway, 1903 New York Public Library

Rockaway Beach July 4, 1946 Life Magazine

Aerial view of crowds enjoying a hot 4th of July at Rockaway beach July 4, 1946 Life Magazine

Crowds enjoying a hot 4th of July at Rockaway beach July 4, 1946 Life Magazine

4 responses to “New York Public Library & New York City Municipal Archives & Life Magazine, The Rockaway’s

  1. I’m a vintage Rockawayite (1935-1953 married moved to Flushing) still have family and spent weekends and weekdays in Rockaway at 116 Street

  2. still living here in Far Rockaway (Bayswater area)!

  3. Irene McShane

    Born in Rockaway Beach Hospital, Grew up in Arverne. Married and moved to Far Rockaway. Now living in Massapequa. Still call Rockaway my home town.

  4. Louis R. Silver

    Great photos of the Rockaways!

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