About the Book
What is offered here is a handy book-shelf pictorial reference to all areas of the eleven-mile Rockaway peninsula. Text and images include Far Rockaway, Edgemere, Arverne, Hammels, Holland, Seaside -- featuring Rockaways’ Playland, -- Rockaway Park, Belle Harbor, Neponsit, and Breezy (Rockaway) Point. This is a 200 page book offering over 300 color and black and white photographs and postcards. It’s a history of the Rockaways emphasizing some of the most pertinent topics touched upon in other and older tomes -- memorabilia collected and combined into this one single volume. But the memories don’t stop there! This book even includes a taste of “privileged correspondence” -- fascinating letters, some signed by the former Parks Commissioner Robert Moses himself. All in all, this is an interesting, exciting and informative guide to our own history which ultimately transformed our barrier reef island over the past decades. If you ever experienced any relationship at all with any part of the Rockaways, you are strongly advised to include this work as part of your own personal library.
To preview or order Mr Morgenstern's previous book: Far Rockaway, Queens please visit the following link: http://www.blurb.com/b/7089616-far-rockaway-queens
Michael D. Morgenstern (BBA, MA, MS in Ed.) lived and worked in the area during four decades. He attended primary schools in Far Rockaway, Edgemere, and Arverne and is a graduate of Far Rockaway High School. After completing several years of employment with the Ford Motor Company in Manhattan he accepted assignment to Far Rockaway High School after rescinding prior appointments to both New Utrecht and Erasmus Hall. Having taken and passed New York City Board-of-Education licensing exams and receiving his credentials at the age of nineteen he addressed his first classes as a fully certified teacher even before reaching the age of twenty-one. During his tenure at the high school he served in various capacities including: Director of Vocational Guidance, Cooperative Education Coordinator, Admissions Staff Leader, Instructor of Special Education, School Treasurer, Supervisor of Business Subjects, and Assistant Principal. For many years he also taught adult-evening education courses at