Sunday, July 09, 2006

Gowanus Lounge Goes to Rockaway Beach

On the Beach

Gowanus Lounge went out of borough yesterday and put in some late afternoon time at Rockaway Beach, where we loaded a bunch of Ramones tunes into the MP3 player and sat in the sand, rocked out and reflected on what a beautiful voice Joey had while watching an amazing number of surfers do their thing in the waves. If you haven't been out to Rockaway in a long time, there's been an amazing amount of construction, including hundreds of new units in the Arverne by the Sea development, which will eventually occupy hundreds of long-vacant beachfront acres. (One of New York's more inspiring post-appocalyptic spots, anywhere, complete signs on streets to nowhere where long-demolished bungalows once stood.) There's also an article in today's Daily News about the crappy condition into which our beloved Federal government has allowed the Riis Park facilities to deteriorate. Below are a few more photos of our afternoon at the beach in Queens.

Rockaway One

Rockaway Surfer

Trio on Beach



Anonymous Anonymous said...

i went saturday.. the waves were completely nuts!

3:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was in Rockaway today. It was in interesting experience since I havnt been over there before.

Its so close to Brooklyn. Once you cross the bridge its a world all its own. Like stepping into a shore front suburb. With Floyd Bennet Field across the way you always have a scenic view from the north side of the island.

I was looking at a bunch of new construction condos. They were all nice, some had a yard, parking, 1 block from the beach, full appliances package, cool layout.

8:24 PM  

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