2010-08-27 / Letters

Proud To Be Rockaway

Dear Editor,

I just wanted to comment on the article that Rockaway has fewer beachgoers than Brooklyn, or Long Island.

For years now, Rockaway is the lost jewel in the Queens’ crown.

If you get any brochures about New York City, it seems that they don’t mention Rockaway at all. They also forgot to mention that we have miles of white sandy beaches; or that we have miles of boardwalk; it also seems they forget to mention that you and your family and friends can swim and enjoy the day. Rockaway not only has the best beaches in the world, we also are blessed with lifeguards.

Also what these I Love New York brochures seem to omit, as well as all of the city tourism brochures is that you can take the Eighth Avenue subway... buses or your car. They also seem to forget to mention that you can park in Riis Park, all day for a nominal fee. I guess that is why we Rockawayites have always enjoyed our private city beaches!

Remember, “hush” is the word whenever it comes to Rockaway.

The elected officials should be singing the praises of our beautiful beaches, and invite people to come and spend their money in our community. Bring music and festivals here to Rockaway as the RMAC has done for years.

Sure it is not the Hamptons of today; but it was the Hamptons of yesterday...and remember, history does have a habit to repeat itself.

We just need our politicians to make sure that Rockaway is a part of all the city’s brochures next year and in the years to follow.

I am proud to say I am a Rockaway native, and I have always enjoyed sharing my ocean and beach,

BARBARA J. MORRIS

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