Breezy Point Jetty – Queens NY

Description

“Breezy Point began in the early 20th century as a shantytown called Irish Riviera. Then, the sandy sliver of land that lies on the far western edge of Rockaway Island was considerably thinner than it is today.

In 1935, as part of the New Deal, the federal government built a jetty to keep sand from accumulating at the mouth of New York Harbor. Behind this boulder jetty, the sandbar grew considerably and allowed year-round residencies.”   (http://www.eenews.net)

“The land began accreting in Breezy Point after the Federal Government built a jetty on the peninsula’s westernmost tip in 1935 to prevent sand from clogging New York Harbor, said John W. Fallon, the co-op’s general manager.”   (http://www.nytimes.com)

Living New Deal believes the New Deal agency involved to be the Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.).

Source notes

http://www.eenews.net/stories/1059971901
http://www.nytimes.com/1997/08/25/nyregion/new-beach-land-poses-issue-for-a-gated-town-in-queens.html

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on October 12, 2013.

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Location Info


Rockaway Point Blvd.
Queens, NY 11692

Coordinates: 40.545741, -73.940266

One comment on “Breezy Point Jetty – Queens NY

  1. Edward Power

    Rockaway is not an island but a peninsula

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