This station was replaced in 1912 with a central platform with east- and westbound tracks on either side. Katie Lucev is the daughter of the late Rockaway Beach Historian, Emil R. Lucev, Sr. (1933-2018).


Serves: 4


  • 1/4 cup red onion, sliced thin
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp, cooked and chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • ½ pint cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 1 jalapeño, seeds removed, diced fine
  • (You can substitute jalapeño with a 4-ounce can of diced green chiles)
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro


In a small bowl, combine red onion, lime juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Let marinate at least 5-10

Ths was also known as “Beach 75th  Street Business District.” Looking west towards Beach 116th Street, on the left is Miller’s Cabaret & Casino, Etna Hotel (arch) and White Horse Hut Restaurant. Can you see the statue of a white horse on the roof front?

On the right, is Oppenheirmer’s Hotel; they called it “Opps” for short. The ground floor of Opps Hotel was “Metz & Zewperk’s Kneipe – Gambrinus Bie’re” (German/Czech: Pub – King of Beers). Adjoining was Yanowitz Department Store, they

The Stafford Hotel on Beach 67th Street was one of smaller luxuriously furnished hotels in Arverne. There were accommodations for 125 guests. The beach was 300 feet from their doorstep and one block from the train station.


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