2005-10-14 / Community

Change In Rockaway: Who Were The Players, What Was The Change?

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Rockaway has changed greatly over the years and continues to change today. The people pictured here more than ten years ago brought a very positive change to Rockaway with their protests and with pressure on city officials. Who are the people, what are they protesting and what was the outcome?
Rockaway has changed greatly over the years and continues to change today. The people pictured here more than ten years ago brought a very positive change to Rockaway with their protests and with pressure on city officials. Who are the people, what are they protesting and what was the outcome? This meeting was held in the wake of one of the most tragic events in Rockaway history. Who are the people in the photograph, where are they and what were they discussing? This meeting was held in the wake of one of the most tragic events in Rockaway history. Who are the people in the photograph, where are they and what were they discussing? The two men in the center of this photograph were trying to change Rockaway in a way that many thought was destructive. The issue they were discussing has only been resolved in the past two years. Who are they, where were they and what were they discussing? What was the outcome of the issue?The two men in the center of this photograph were trying to change Rockaway in a way that many thought was destructive. The issue they were discussing has only been resolved in the past two years. Who are they, where were they and what were they discussing? What was the outcome of the issue?The people in this picture was also discussing a problem that still exists today, although it has been somewhat ameliorated. What is that issue? Who were the people in the photograph  and where were they when the photo was taken?The people in this picture was also discussing a problem that still exists today, although it has been somewhat ameliorated. What is that issue? Who were the people in the photograph and where were they when the photo was taken?This 1979 artist’s rendering was done when one of Rockaway’s major shopping streets was on the cusp of redevelopment. Today, it is once again on that cusp. Where is the shopping street and what did this drawing represent?
This 1979 artist’s rendering was done when one of Rockaway’s major shopping streets was on the cusp of redevelopment. Today, it is once again on that cusp. Where is the shopping street and what did this drawing represent? Regulations for beach and boardwalk use have changed greatly over the years. This 1979 photograph shows how it was more than 25 years ago. How does this differ from beach and boardwalk access rules today? 
Regulations for beach and boardwalk use have changed greatly over the years. This 1979 photograph shows how it was more than 25 years ago. How does this differ from beach and boardwalk access rules today?

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The first picture is about dumping toxins into Jamaica Bay. The environmentalist won and the bay is cleaner than ever.
The second picture is Pataki talking about the plane crash in Nov 2001 and they are discussing the air paths and how they should not fly over Rockaway.
The third picture could be (a guess here) that it is about zoning.
The fouth picture with Lew Simon must be talking about the issue of transportation I think.
The fifth picture it could be Beach 116th street.
The sixth picture about beach regulations - yes there is a huge difference now!


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