common / BreezyPoint
In 1960, Breezy Point, the westward end of the Rockaway peninsula, which consisted mostly of bungalows and summer residents, was sold to the Atlantic Improvement State Corporation for $17 million dollars. The residents of this 'private' community (you pass a security booth before entering) then purchased half of the land for approximately $11 million and formed the Breezy Point Cooperative. Roxbury was developed at this time as part of the cooperative. Today, these quiet beach communities at the tip of Rockaway consist of about 3500 homes, more than half of which are lived in year round with more being converted and built every season.