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Living In: Rockaway Park & Seaside


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Rockaway Park is a neighborhood in the Southeastern section of Queens, bordering Nassau County to the east. Situated about halfway along the Rockaway Peninsula, this area is the small strip of a beachside community, sitting between Jamaica Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. There are several single family homes mixed with the mid-rise apartment buildings near the water. With a beach within two blocks from any location in the neighborhood, it is easy to see why people are eager to settle in this quaint, beachside community. Residents of Rockaway Park apartments have access to the subway via the A train (only ten times a day, rush hour only) and the Rockaway Park Shuttle, which both terminate at the Rockaway Park - Beach 116th Street. There are a few buses that pass through the neighborhood, and the QM16 express bus that will take passengers into Manhattan within an hour, which is quicker than taking the subway. Another option for residents is the local Q35 bus that stop at the Brooklyn College - Flatbush Avenue Station, where they can transfer to the numbers 2 & 5 trains.

Seaside

Seaside is a small Queens community on the Rockaway Peninsula. Situated just to the east of Rockaway Park, and to the west of Rockaway Beach, this oceanfront community has a drastic mix of housing stock. Once a bungalow-filled resort village, this neighborhood has gained a few mid-rise apartment buildings a few decades back. Although some original bungalows still stand, they are absolutely outnumbered by newer construction, including plenty of multi-family units. Seaside shares much of its beachfront character with its neighbor to the west, except with more modest-sized homes. No matter which section of this small community you live in, you will have easy, walking distance access to two subway stations. The Beach 105 Street and Beach 98 Street Stations service the Seaside neighborhood with the A train and the Rockaway Park Shuttle. But the transportation options don't end there, as commuters can take the QM16 express bus into Manhattan in a little under an hour.

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  • Jhs 180 Rockaway Beach Jhs
  • Ps 225 Seaside School

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  • Flight 587 Memorial Park
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