The Rockaways: Roxbury

Roxbury is a small working class neighborhood in the Rockaways. The neighborhood is just west of the Marine Park-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge and adjoins Fort Tilden. Roxbury is one of 3 communities located within the Breezy Point Cooperative.

Pictured is the Roxbury Volunteer Fire Department located on Rockaway Point Blvd. During Hurricane Sandy, the Roxbury unit were the first responders to the Breezy Point fire which destroyed more than 120 homes.

Roxbury like most of the Breezy Point Cooperative is 99% white.

The History section is in collaboration with Steve Vazquez of Queenscapes.