Memorial Day Weekend is upon us, which means it’s officially beach season! The New York City parks department maintains 14 miles of beaches, which New Yorkers have been using to cool themselves from the city heat (or enjoy some amusement park rides) for many years. Many of these beach scenes are from almost 100 years ago, but we bet opening weekend won’t look much different!
Below is a scene outside of Curley’s Hotel, an extremely popular Rockaway destination until it burned down in 1968.
How have we never thought of bringing rocking chairs to the beach before?
Which roller coaster is being built in the background here? We think it may be the Tornado, which was 2,790 feet long.
This bathing suit is too cute. Hopefully some fashions like this will come back in style!