Bike Tour Highlights Historic Rockaway
The Rockaway Waterfront Alliance sponsored a bike trip through historic Rockaway last weekend. The ride included historical commentary by Rockaway resident Vivian Carter, as stops were made at 14 different sites along the route from Beach 10 Street to Riis Park.
Among the places visited were the bungalows on Beach 25 and 108 Streets, Schilling's Roadhouse (now the Irish Circle) on Beach 102 Street, and the sites of the Hotel Lorraine and Hotel Imperial. The latter, which was built in the late 1800's and billed as the largest hotel in the world, was eventually torn down without ever opening.
Copies of the 110th Anniversary Commemorative Issue of The Wave were given out to riders, courtesy of The Wave.