Reading up on the history, once the center for the railroad development, turned "new york's playground", and then that infamous unbuilt parkway of Robert Mose's the road to nowhere...wonder what deconstruction of that unfinished road would do...unsplit the residences, free up wetlands to help with filtration, maybe even a possible construction for storm-surge barriers..need to keep digging.
I was thinking the same thing. Also combining the two, yoga on stand-up paddleboards, not sure how long that trend will last! Speaking of culture, the rockaways was always a big fisherman community right? I wonder if there could be a sustainable fishing tour (not sure if that is an oxy-moron) or something that incorporates its history, pays homage to it but at the same time pushes the community foward.
So living in Costa Rica, major hub for ecotourism, the most popular options that could work in rockaway would be zip lining, natural walks (maybe some nature bathing!!), are there sustainable wildlife/ conservation centers?
I've seen a lot of old cranes in some of the harbors. While they'd of course need to be checked for stability, it could be really cool to have a zip-line course that goes between the cranes and over wetlands/canals