Breezy Point is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens, located on the westward end of the Rockaway Peninsula, between Rockaway Inlet / Jamaica Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. According to the United States Census Bureau, the community's exclusive zip code (11697) has the nation's highest concentration of Irish-Americans, at just above 60%. It functions mainly as a summer get-away for many residents of New York. Estimates put summer residency at 12,000, while year-round residency is estimated at about 5,000.
The Town is run by The Breezy Point Cooperative, in which all residents pay the maintenance, security and community-oriented costs involved with keeping the town private. Its US zip code (11697) is reported to have the highest per capita consumption of Budweiser in the world.
Breezy Point was sold to the Atlantic Improvement State Corporation for $17 million dollars in 1960. The area had become a local getaway for New Yorkers and consisted mostly of bungalows and summer residents. The residents of the community purchased half of the land for approximately $11 million and formed the Breezy Point Cooperative. Today, it consists of about 3,500 homes, more than half of which are year-round housing with more being converted and built every season.
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