Speaking of the redevelopment "good old days", in the process of looking for a current quarry picture I came across this historical Rockaway Beach quarry photograph with caption text, but no article, date unknown.
Maybe remember this picture when NIMBYS talk about the quarry being "pristine land". By definition a quarry is not "pristine land". This quarry includes limestone, greenstone and dumped highway construction junk dirt. 25 years of lost city redevelopment revenue, lost jobs, lost services, and finally lost redevelopment benefit pending. Excuses from city council to reject quarry development for city economic benefit have long since run-out.
Posted by Kathy Meeh