Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Is Rockaway really undergoing a revitalization?
From CBS 2:
Rockaway Beach’s comeback began with the influx of surfers after the city allowed surfing in two areas. Soon, others followed.
“As surfers, we’re hoping that the city sees that the surfing community can develop a community,” said Steve Stathis. “We hope that they recognize us and they give us more beaches to surf on.”
Developers took notice and new oceanfront condos are selling briskly.
“They come down here, their blood pressure drops by 20 points and they can breathe a little easier and they say this is really what life is supposed to be about,” said developer Michael Kerris.
Some old timers like what they see.
“Very good changes, new buildings and the situation is much safer, much better,” said Vladimir Rosenstein.