Gallery: Mayor Bloomberg Cuts Ribbon at Newly Rejuvenated Rockaway Park...

Rockaway Park was once dominated by vacant buildings and parking lots, but it was recently reborn as a green waterfront oasis. Last week, Mayor Bloomberg cut the ribbon on the rejuvenated 27-acres of boardwalk and open beach, which was made possible through PlaNYC, the city's effort to provide a “greener, greater vision of New York.” Now the previously underused space in Queens features eco-friendly designs recreational facilities ranging from a 15,700 square-foot skateboard park to handball and basketball courts to a playground and water play area for kids.

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