In the past and present, Beach 116th Street always attracted a big crowd. The design and layout remained the same for decades. This photo postcard is naturally dark. I’m taking a guess that the weather for that day was slightly overcast, considering the fully-dressed attire on the folks walking along the boardwalk, as bathing suits were beginning to show more skin.
Katie Lucev is the daughter of the late Rockaway Beach historian, Emil R. Lucev Sr. (1933-2018).