The front entrance of the Arverne Boardwalk Theater was adjusted to conform to the new city-built ocean promenade, which had a 40-foot width. The old walk was 25 feet wide. By this time, bathing suits of the 1930s were more revealing and making past swimming attire like wearing a “tent” to the beach!

Katie Lucev is the daughter of the late Rockaway Beach Historian, Emil R. Lucev, Sr. (1933-2018)

St. Francis de Sales, Beach 129th Street and Rockaway Beach Blvd. – It’s as beautiful today as it was in times of yore (1926).

“I want to say THANK YOU for all the Blessed Prayers, Love & Admiration received about my father, Emil R. Lucev, Sr.'s passing. As I continue his legacy, he will be profoundly missed.”

Katie Lucev is the daughter of the late Rockaway Beach Historian, Emil R. Lucev, Sr. (1933-2018)

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup red onion, sliced thin
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp, cooked and chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • ½ pint cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 1 jalapeño, seeds removed, diced fine
  • (You can substitute jalapeño with a 4-ounce can of diced green chiles)
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro

Directions:

In a small bowl, combine red onion, lime juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Let marinate at least 5-10

The opening of the steel girder center lift span inlet bridge, from Brooklyn’s Flatbush Avenue extension over to Riis Park, made life a little easier for west enders and Rockaway Pointers. Dubbed the Marine Parkway Inlet Bridge back then, “Gil Hodges Memorial” was added to honor a great Brooklyn Dodger and New York Mets baseball player and manager. A municipal ferry service was discontinued in 1937.

Katie Lucev is the daughter of the late Rockaway Beach Historian, Emil R. Lucev, Sr. (1933-2018)

This station was replaced in 1912 with a central platform with east- and westbound tracks on either side. Katie Lucev is the daughter of the late Rockaway Beach Historian, Emil R. Lucev, Sr. (1933-2018).

 

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