Sunday, July 15, 2007

Preserving the Rockaways

In the early 1920s when the Rockaways was a popular summer resort for the city's middle- and working-class families, thousands of bungalows covered a large swath of the peninsula. Today, urban renewal and a changing landscape have contributed to leaving fewer than 200 of the largely single-story, three-bedroom structures.

DIARY: Fighting to save history a building boom sweeps across the Rockaways and developers replace bungalows with taller, wider, oceanfront structures, efforts are under way to protect and preserve the endangered structures.

Aerial view from Windows Live Local

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