Best Place to Completely Forget You?re in NYC (2008)

Fort Tilden

Those in the know about Fort Tilden, a remote bit of shore on the southern end of the Rockaway peninsula, might be annoyed by this press mention, but theyve got nothing to fear. No amount of media attention could convince the masses to corrupt this faraway place, because its basically a pain to get to. That said, the few who do make the trek keep this natural playgrounds secrets quiet for good reason. Abandoned Cold Warera fortress structuresnow crumbling and reclaimed by sand, flora, and graffitiare the jungle gyms for adventurous beachcombers, while picnickers have plenty of room to stretch out on the beach without ending up a target for rogue frisbees and the like. Its as far as you can go, both physically and mentally, and still be in the city.

Location Details

169th St.
Far Rockaway NY 11694


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