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Rockaway Beach

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The View From Argyle Heights: Rockaway Beach By Homeowner Harry (Another in a series of observations about life in West Midwood as it is lived today…or maybe not) Every weekend between May and September for the past 25 years, my wife would insist we drive to Rockaway Beach. Notice the phrase “weather permitting” did not appear in the prior sentence, because for “she who must be obeyed” it would take an actual drenching rain to postpone a trip. The ritual was always the same: I would park the car by the sea wall somewhere in the uncrowded Beach 130’s or 140’s, put the blinkers on, walk the gear down to the surf and plant the umbrella. When our son accompanied us, in a time before adolescence outlawed mingling with - UGH! - parents, this would be our cue to shout in unison “we claim this spot on behalf of the Enright Clan!”   Then we’d set up the blanket and chairs and I’d drive the car back to the huge parking lot at Reiss Park, a half-mile away, since there was no parking all