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Rockaway, Queens, New York (U.S.)

Last modified: 2021-05-01 by rick wyatt
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Flag competition

The Wave newspaper held a "Rockaway Flag" creative competition in 2020.
This page shows the 16 finalists:
Masao Okazaki, 30 January 2021

People's Beach flag 

[People's Beach flag] image located by Masao Okazaki, 3 January 2021

This page shows the "People's Beach Flag" being shown at the Queens Borough hall:
Masao Okazaki, 30 January 2021

The upper light field represents the sand and sky.
The 9 stars represent the 9 neighborhoods that make up the peninsula.
The sun is a mixture of rising and setting colors to represent Rockaway's layout from East to West.
The 5 lines represent the 5 miles of boardwalk.
The blue field represents the Atlantic.
Populis ad Littus is a Latin phrase translating "The People's Beach" referencing the connection to the broader NYC community and Rockaway's welcoming disposition to all, also tying back to NY State's flag's motto "Excelsior" (Ever Upward).

The flag called “The People’s Beach’” was designed by Rockaway’s own Brent Gentile. It was a widely popular entry in the “Rockaway Flag” creative competition open to all where readers could participate via an online voting platform.
Masao Okazaki, 30 January 2021