Historical Views of the Rockaways
As a result, there were a few accidents over the years until the roads were lined up properly, but a few drivers still plowed into the large concrete monument, which was then reduced in size along with more road improvements. A series of repaving jobs led to the creation of dangerous dips at many intersections which caused the lower vehicles of today to bottom out in the front and rear. This caused loss of vehicle control by those who traveled above the posted speed limit, but even a slow going bike rider was discombobulated at times by an unexpected dip!
Anyway, what was left of the old entrance monument, I believe, was done away with as it was considered an eyesore by residents.