PLAYLAND DEMOLITION JUNE 1987

Rockaway Ol`times
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Thirty-two years ago, it’s quite possible that Mike Fanning (seen in photo) was the smartest man in Rockaway that day. Fanning must have realized that he was saving a part of history. In the background you can see the last remains of the rollercoaster. This shot was from Shore Front Parkway. In the far distance is the Bay Towers apartment complex. It was a very sad time in Rockaway Beach.

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

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