A lot of people are familiar with Coney Island’s storied past, but Rockaway Beach has an interesting history all its own. In fact, the Queens community was once a bustling, summer hot spot chock full of hotels and amusements that drew millions of visitors. Today, a new generation of visitors is discovering Rockaway Beach. There’s even a new weekend bus service shuttling people there from Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Vivian Rattay Carter tells the tale of Rockaway Beach from its earliest beginnings in her new book Images of America: Rockaway Beach. Carter's our guest on this week's Cityscape.

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