El Concorde pasa
As far as I know, there are two NY beaches which have the access of subway.
One is Coney Island. The small beach in the corner of Brooklyn looks like
a small garden. A board walk, a souvenir shop, a hot dog stall, a shrimp
fry stand and a sleepy amusement park, it has full of fascination of kitsch.
The beach is crowded on the weekend with families and fishermen although
it's quiet on week days.
The other beach is farther from the city than Coney Island. It's a sand
bar in the offing of JFK air port. Even sandbar, it's a kind of small town
which has lot of apartments, inhabitants and the subway service (actually
the train run on the ground level down there) The beach is called Rockaway
Beach. It's a full-scale beach which is washed by big wave of the Atlantic
Ocean and two mile long coast line. I heard that the Northern Atlantic
Ocean isn't suitable for swim because of its low temp. water. But, any
way, you can swim if you like and there are life guards in the season.
I loved the Rockaway Beach. It also had an attraction when I laid back
on the beach. The planes which had just taken off the air port turned above.
I had the experience seeing my friend off who's leaving from NY just on
The plane which had extremely big sound in taking off was Concorde. Two
in the morning, the one headed for Paris and the other was for London.
It is a one and only experience for me to swim seeing super sonic jets.
Time has gone, the super sonic airplane now became a relic. But comfortable
wind must still blow on the beach.
"Concorde beach" Rockaway Beach, New York, USA 1992
Memories of Staten Island Ferry and Arthur vol.1