Rockaway Beach is a neighborhood on the Rockaway Peninsula in the New York City borough of
Queens. The neighborhood is bounded by Arverne to the east and Rockaway Park to the west. It
is named for Rockaway Beach, which is the largest urban beach in the United States, stretching
for miles along the Rockaway Peninsula facing the Atlantic Ocean; the beach itself is run and
operated by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.
These fascinating snapshots from The Cardboard America Archive that captured people enjoying
their summer days at Rockaway Beach, New York in 1950.