Sandy’s Aftermath: The Boardwalk on the Rockaway Peninsula! Images by Eileen Ori…

The Rockaway Boardwalk is 5.5 miles long running from Beach 9th St. in Far Rockaway to Beach 126th St. in Rockaway Park at the edge of Belle Harbor. While several unconnected sections were first built at the end of the 19th century, the entire length was completed in the 1930s. Today, a few sections have been rebuilt in concrete. Some sections of the boardwalk such as Edgemere and Arverne offer access to mostly uncrowded beaches. Other sections include playgrounds and bathroom facilities and tend to be very crowded, such as Far Rockaway and especially Rockaway Beach with its many eateries and bars.

Eileen’s images below take a hard look at what happened during Sandy and the efforts that are beginning to be made to help restore this wonderful beach, boardwalk and neighborhood.

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