All the bungalow appearing in the film are still standing, post-Sandy.
The Bungalows of Rockaway
New York City is known for its skyscrapers, tenements, brownstones, apartment buildings, and ... bungalows? Over 7000 bungalows once lined the city's Atlantic shore, in Rockaway, providing summers by the sea to working-class families, often immigrants. Today, fewer than 500 bungalows remain and the resort is long gone.
The Bungalows of Rockaway tells the story of the popular resort that flourished for much of the 20th century. Narrated by Academy-Award ® winner Estelle Parsons, the documentary artfully combines hilarious anecdotes of boardwalk life, Marx Brothers' home movies, historians' accounts, and a trove of enticing vintage photography and postcards. It's a vivid story of community identity, city politics, architectural design, and unstoppable modern-day grassroots hope.
"The Bungalows of Rockaway, the documentary by the gifted filmmaker Jennifer Callahan, is an incisive analysis of urban policy making, and at the same time a vivid and compassionate portrayal of the injustice that a city's misguided policies can play on the lives of its most impoverished citizens." - Robert Caro, Pulitzer-Prize winning author
Time Out New York - Critics' Pick
Television debut: THIRTEEN/WNET - Viewers' Favorite
World premiere screening:
The Museum of the City of New York - Sold Out