18 September 2010
The Bungalows of Rockaway is an independent documentary about the old beach bungalows that used to (and, to a lesser extent, still do) line the strip of sand that is Rockaway Beach, Queens. A few years ago a few close friends of mine moved out to Rockaway. All but one of them have since abandoned the far-flung, much more suburban, beach-y neighborhood for areas closer in to the City, but nonetheless, their time out there gave me a chance to get to know that part of New York, even just a little. These are some great photos of a time when Rockaway was the place to go for summer vacation (the Fire Island or Hamptons of yester-years).