Historical Views of the Rockaways
Atlantic Beach is on the left (docks) and down the line are the many hirise apartment houses. The Harbour, Ocean Park, Ocean Towers, Wavecrest Gardens, Seaview Towers, Ocean Village, 41st Street Houses, Arverne Houses, and The Daytons.
The subway trestle, the Crossbay Veterans Memorial Bridge, and the Marine Park Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge can be seen anchoring the peninsula to the mainland, so it doesn’t break off and drift away. The two towers at the right background belong to the Verrazano Bridge in Brooklyn.
Notice how the peninsula tapers down as you go westward.
Now, imagine a category four or five Atlantic hurricane striking when we are already at high tide one day in the future! What would be left of the area shown in the photo?
Only a hi-rise sticking out of the water? We are long overdue for a big hurricane, and I wonder how long our luck will last!