Rockaway Beach, Queens New York City
Rockaway Beach, Queens – Tourist Attractions in New York City
Rockaway Beach in NYC, New York, USA
Rockaway Beach, Queens
Rockaway Beach is a neighborhood on the Rockaway Peninsula in the New York City borough of Queens. It is located on the South Shore of Long Island. The community stretches between the Atlantic Ocean and Jamaica Bay, running from approximately Beach 73th Street to Beach 98th Street. 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 is run and operated by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. Rockaway Beach was once known as the “Irish Riviera” because of the large Irish American population in the area. As of the United States Census, 2000, 25.4% of residents in ZIP Code 11693 identified themselves as being of Irish ancestry.
Beach 1st St.,
Far Rockaway, to Beach 149th St.,
Neponsit (718) 318-4000