Tag Archives: Rockaway History

Avoid the Lines, Buy Images of America: Rockaway Beach, Early!

So you’d like to be one of the first to own a signed copy of Images of America: Rockaway Beach, my new book published on June 4 by Arcadia.   The kickoff event was at Ciro’s Pastry Shop, 415 Beach 129 Street … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day, Jamaica Bay!

It’s more than just a body of water or a marsh ecosystem–Jamaica Bay is an integral part of the environment in the Rockaways.  No matter how you enter or leave the peninsula, or spend your days here, you see the … Continue reading

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Finding Fannie Holland

I’ve received the good news that Images of America: Rockaway Beach will be published on June 4, 2012.  I’m planning two upcoming slide show events in Belle Harbor to preview some photos from the book, one which will feature coffee and pastry on a Sunday … Continue reading

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Pioneers of Faith Celebrate 125 Years in Rockaway Beach

OK, so I’ve heard that it’s considered “not cool” to blog or tweet about religion.  This post isn’t really about religion, as in–convert to mine!  But it is a fascinating snippet about the founding of the oldest church in Rockaway Beach, and the surrounding community.  In April, 1858, … Continue reading

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