VIEW OF RIIS PARK BEACHFRONT – 1951

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For this 1951 view of Riis Park Beach, our historic camera is perched atop the Riis Park Baths looking towards the southwest. Notice the coastlines of Staten Island and New Jersey have been washed out by the artist or the printer.

You can see the boardwalk and beach are well attended and all of the concrete jetties and bulkheads are still in their respective places. The storms of later decades literally destroyed Riis Park. “Sandy” was the worst one yet!!!

 

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