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Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk

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Rockaway Mosaic

  • Location: North and south sides of Ocean Promenade at Beach 116th Street entrance
  • Sculptor: Ann Evans; Mary Nell Hawke
  • Description: Three-wall mosaic with plaque on west wall
  • Materials: 145,000 Italian glass and ceramic tiles set into concrete
  • Dimensions: First wall 3'4" x 3'; Second wall 1'8" x 3'; third wall 1'8" x 2'2"
  • Cast: ca. 1981
  • Dedicated: October 22, 1981
  • Fabricator: Cityarts Workshop Mosaic Designs
  • Donor: United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Inscription: Plaque on the west wall:

    MOSAIC DESIGNS BY ANN EVANS 1981 / PRODUCED BY CITYARTS WORKSHOP INC. / WITH A GRANT FROM THE NEW YORK CITY / DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS COMMUNITY / ARTS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM AND THE / OFFICE OF NEIGHBORHOOD ECONOMIC / DEVELOPMENT, O.E.D. FUNDED BY / THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY / DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM. / MOSAICS PRESENTED IN COOPERATION WITH THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS/ AND RECREATION AND THE CHAMBER OF / COMMERCE OF THE ROCKAWAYS.

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BeachesRockaway Beach and Boardwalk

For your safety, the beach is closed from Beach 91st Street to Beach 102nd Street due to erosion. Other areas of the beach remain open, along with the entire boardwalk, all concessions, and restrooms. The closest beach access is available at Beach 86th and Beach 103rd Streets.

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