Photos from Rockaway Beach, 1988

In 1988, I took a few pictures of places around the neighborhood because I was bummed that I hadn’t taken any of Playland before they tore it down. They are not particularly good photos, but I thought people might like to see them for a wee stroll down memory lane. I do miss Boggiano’s hot dogs, but I can’t say I miss the sad state of Rockaway Beach in the 1980s.

You can see the empty lot where Playland used to stand reflected in the glass.  ©narrowbackslacker
You can see the empty lot where Playland used to stand reflected in the glass. ©narrowbackslacker

Here are a couple from the Cross Bay Bridge. Courthouse hasn’t changed (other than to further deteriorate) but the restaurants on the Bay sure have.

View from the Cross Bay Bridge, 1988. There's the old Pier 92 (now Bungalow Bar) and Bridge Cafe (now Thai Rock).
View from the Cross Bay Bridge, 1988. There’s the old Pier 92 (now Bungalow Bar) and Bridge Cafe (now Thai Rock). ©narrowbackslacker
Bait and Booze: The old Bridge Cafe, 1988. I did my underaged drinking there, but don't blame the owners. My fake ID was excellent. ©narrowbackslacker
Bait and Booze: The old Bridge Cafe, 1988. I did my underaged drinking there, but don’t blame the owners. My fake ID was excellent. ©narrowbackslacker
Another view of the Bridge Cafe (now Thai Rock) from the Cross Bay Bridge. You can see the old Texaco station (Nick's) in the background.
Another view of the Bridge Cafe (now Thai Rock) from the Cross Bay Bridge. You can see the old Texaco station (Nick’s) in the background.
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