Bonus #1: Breezy Point Watchtower

Adopted as a symbol of the Queens community on the western end of the Rockaway Peninsula, the Breezy Point Watchtower only looks like a lighthouse. The fifty-foot structure was built as a look out tower disguised as a lighthouse and was used during World War II to keep an eye on the waters for signs of incoming enemy ships.

The beloved tower was almost torn down in the early 2000s after falling into a state of disrepair. Thankfully, The United States Army Corps of Engineers agreed to take possession and maintain the iconic structure and it was turned into a memorial to Breezy Point residents who served in war.