2009-05-22 / Community

RWA's Bike Tour Spotlights Rockaway's History


Local historian Vivian R. Carter, left, gives a brief history of Rockaway before Rockaway Waterfront Alliance's bike tour of the peninsula begins last Saturday. Among the subjects she spoke about was the Cornell Cemetery, near New Haven Avenue, which is the resting place for Rockaway's first settlers and their families; and Hog Island, which was located off the peninsula at Beach 17 Street. It was washed away in heavy storms in the early 1900's. Local historian Vivian R. Carter, left, gives a brief history of Rockaway before Rockaway Waterfront Alliance's bike tour of the peninsula begins last Saturday. Among the subjects she spoke about was the Cornell Cemetery, near New Haven Avenue, which is the resting place for Rockaway's first settlers and their families; and Hog Island, which was located off the peninsula at Beach 17 Street. It was washed away in heavy storms in the early 1900's. They're off! The bike tour took riders from Beach 9 Street in Far Rockaway to Beach 108 Street and back. While the nasty weather kept many people away, those who took part had a chance to see local landmarks and hear about places of interest located in the Rockaways. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg They're off! The bike tour took riders from Beach 9 Street in Far Rockaway to Beach 108 Street and back. While the nasty weather kept many people away, those who took part had a chance to see local landmarks and hear about places of interest located in the Rockaways. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg

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