The New York City Neighborhood Guide to the Rising Tides at Arverne by the Sea

Introduction: What is it Like Living Near the Tides at Arverne by the Sea?

One morning, my girlfriend and I drove down Rockaway Boulevard past Arverne by The Sea and ended up checking out the area. It’s a quaint beach community with a few shops, restaurants and some houses on the quieter side of town.
Arverne is a quiet, pleasant place, but it’s not what you picture when you think of the Rockaways. It could be a Brooklyn beach neighborhood located in the Rockaways.
In this article, I’ll look into what it’s like living down by the big ocean (the Arverne Tides) and see why I wouldn’t want to live there. Note that this is an essay about Arverne and not specific to any other area near the tides in New York City or New England.
So, let’s get started…

the tides at arverne by the sea
the tides at arverne by the sea

What is It Like to Live on a Low-lying Beach?

As the tide comes out, the water disappears from Arverne by The Sea’s beach and licks up on the sand. As the tide comes in, the water rushes back onto the sand. The waves crash and roll up on shore.
It is hard to imagine what it’s like to live on a low-lying beach. You are always thinking about how the tides will change and wondering if you should take an umbrella with you on your walk or if your car will be safe in your driveway when there is an “inclement” weather warning at night.
The city should be better prepared for storms and have more warning systems. Also, people’s homes should be built further back from the beach so that it is not as close to the next storm.

the tides at arverne by the sea
the tides at arverne by the sea

Why Is Arverne by the Sea Such a Hot Commuter Hub?

WHAT, EXACTLY, IS A BAYPOINT? A baypoint is a term that comes from the word “beach,” but it’s a different type of beach than we are used to. It’s not the kind of beach you see on the coastline — that would be a seaview. This “beach” is found in places that are further inland than coastal areas, but closer to bays and lakes. It’s essentially a lower-lying area, which was historically much more prone to flooding from river flows and storms than seaviews.
Why Is Arverne by the Sea Such a Hot Commuter Hub?
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the tides at arverne by the sea
the tides at arverne by the sea

What Do We Know About the Tides in Arverne by the Sea Over Time?

While we have a good sense of what the tide does on or near the beach, we don’t know for sure whether or not the sea level rises over time. We know the sea level rises and falls, but we don’t know how much. We also don’t know how fast sea levels rise.
Over the last century a lot of land has been reclaimed from the sea. The city of Manhattan is basically a huge pile of dirt built on piers over what used to be an island. We don’t know exactly how much sea level rose between 1890 and 2010, although we do know it was greater than that. For example, in 1900, the mean water level at Dey Street was 6 troy feet (1 troy foot = 0.001 m). By 2010, it had risen by almost 6 inches (15 cm).

the tides at arverne by the sea
the tides at arverne by the sea

Should You Be Concerned About This Rising Tide of Real Estate Development in Arverne by the Sea?

The shore can rise and fall by as much as one foot over a few hundred years. This would not be a problem if it only occurred in the few feet that are mostly submerged at high tide. We could fearlessly spend the winter without worrying about flooding. But there are parts of the beach that are too close to sea level to be submerged at high tide.
This is Arverne By The Sea, Queens. Hundreds of years ago this area was mostly uninhabited. It’s at risk now though. I heard a rumor that the tide is going to overtake the neighborhood. You might be wondering if that’s true and what you should do if it is?
There are safer places to live in New York City. You’ll be safe in Rockaway or Atlantic Beach. The diverse geography in Queens gives you plenty of options. You can live in or near the borough or as far away as Nassau county. Read more and decide what’s best for you.

the tides at arverne by the sea
the tides at arverne by the sea