Yesterday, the urban history site Forgotten-NY published my photo essay on Seagirt Avenue, a two-lane road located in the extreme southeast of the city. Separated from the rest of Far Rockaway by Bridge Creek, this avenue is a peninsula inside a larger peninsula.
On the above topographical map, Seagirt Avenue is highlighted with Bridge Creek running to its north. The constantly shifting sands of the city’s oceanic coastline raises a question, was the Rockaway Peninsula ever an island? Continue reading