A New Year’s Day at the Beach

All across the peninsula several hundred people came out for a decades old Rockaway tradition, hitting the water on New Year’s Day.

At 12 noon, with sunny skies and just below freezing temperatures, veterans and first-timers of all ages raced to the shore and into the waves at Beach 146th, Beach 127th, Beach 119th Streets and Arverne by the Sea.

Just Rockaway’s way of saying “Happy New Year!”

Photos by Nick Bruzzese, Laura Deckelman, Deb Gifford, Dan Guarino, Katie McFadden, Jessica Taylor and Chris Whalen


Original Article at The Wave