A family is walking back from the beach at Jacob Riis Park at the Gateway National Recreation Center in the Rockaways. Jacob Riis Park was built by Robert Moses in the 30s as the “people’s beach” on the site of one of the first Naval stations in the country. Unlike Jones Beach, Moses wanted this beach to be more accessible for the inner city poor. Today, the park has many modern ruins and appears to be in a state of disrepair, but there are still plenty of people who go to this side of the Rockaways.
This was taken yesterday from the passenger seat on the Q35.