The Bungalows of Rockaway

September 201056 minutes
Documentary
3

A popular summer resort, once rival to Coney
Island, existed along the Rockaway shore, replete
with wide beaches, a long boardwalk, honky tonk
amusements, and bungalows, thousands of bungalows.
Sparkling interviews bring the former
bungalow colonies to life, and vintage archival
film includes some Marx Brothers frolicking. But the film also tracks 100 years of Rockaway
history: the story of the bungalow form; the effects of 1950s “urban renewal” on the
peninsula; and, finally, the grassroots activism to preserve the remaining bungalows.
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Audio Language
English
Subtitles
English [CC]
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Run time
56 minutes
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