Queens/The RockawaysQueens, a borough of New York City. The area is well known as Queens' main beach area. This article also includes the nearby areas of Howard Beach and Broad Channel
The Rockaways are served by the and the Rockaway Park Shuttle (marked as ), with the A running East to Far Rockaway and the shuttle running down to Rockaway Park. The and the meet at Broad Channel station. The closest connection between the and any other line is Broadway Junction in East New York
The LIRR's Far Rockaway Branch serves Far Rockaway only. Note that this station is not included in the City Ticket program as going to it requires leaving New York City. is located on Nameoke Ave.
NYC Ferry runs a ferry from the Financial District in Manhattan via Greenwood and New Utrecht in Brooklyn. A single ticket cost $2.75, its possible to bring your bike along for an extra $1. is along Beach Channel Dr, near the terminus Rockaway Park metro station.
Jamaica Bay Wildlife RefugeA rare bit of nature in New York. While much of the reserve has been helped along by human hands, it is still well worth visiting to see what Queens looked like before all the development. There are several walks.
Rockaway BeachOne of the biggest beaches in New York City and the most popular in Queens. Biking along the boardwalk is particularly popular.
phone: +1 718 634-3914address: 9201 Rockaway Beach BoulevardOften called the best pizza in the Rockaways, this place has one wall near the register lined with bills with compliments written on them.
Howard Beach and Broad Channel are very safe overall, but there is a level of insularity and undercurrent of racism in these areas that may make people, especially those with darker skin tones, uncomfortable.