Workers began razing a colony of 39 bungalows, which for the past 80 years were inhabited by a close-knit community of summer residents, on Beach 101 Street last week. The crane in the distance made quick work of the simple aged-wood structures.
Demolition work continued this week as the crane toppled the row of bungalows nearest the street and uprooted trees and bushes.
Looking north from Shore Front Parkway – the bungalows, which were nearly in the shadow of Rockaways’ Playland, have joined the amusement park in the peninsula’s annals.
Summer residents clear out their bungalows on a sunny winter’s day. The Wave first reported that the colony would be razed in the March 5, 2004 issue.