Why do we live in Rockaway? Particularly the west end of Rockaway? Good neighbors, friends, community, beach, bay, good food, national park, and most of all Peace and Quiet? Yes, to all but lately not the last item. I’ve lived here most of my life, and like most other residents, experience that certain calm and comfort when we come over the bridge, arrive on the ferry, or get off the bus or subway.
Many of us work in or are retired from high-stress jobs, whether it be public service, private sector, healthcare providers, or are students of all ages. A few hours before you could...