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Best Place to Completely Forget You’re in NYC New York 2008 - Fort Tilden

Fort Tilden

Fort Tilden

169th St.

Far Rockaway, NY 11694

718-318-4300

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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 they?ve got nothing to fear. No amount of media attention could convince the masses to corrupt this faraway place, because it?s basically a pain to get to. That said, the few who do make the trek keep this natural playground?s secrets quiet for good reason. Abandoned Cold War?era fortress structures?now crumbling and reclaimed by sand, flora, and graffiti?are 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. It?s as far as you can go, both physically and mentally, and still be in the city.

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