Of the thousands of one-story bungalows built along the Far Rockaway beach in the 1920s, only around 400 remain. And, miraculously, even as destruction literally rained down around them during Hurricane Sandy, the damage to the bungalows was relatively minimal. As a reward for their perseverance, the state's Board for Historic Preservation nominated the Far Rockaway Beach Bungalow Historic District as one of its 25 nominees to be in the New York and national registers of historic places. The board called the neighborhood "the last remaining intact community of the seasonal beach bungalow architecture that once dominated the oceanfront of Far Rockaway."
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