The community is run by the Breezy Point Cooperative, in which all residents pay the maintenance, security and community-oriented costs involved with keeping the community private. The cooperative owns the entire 500-acre community; residents own their homes and hold shares in the cooperative.
Due to its large concentration of Irish-Americans, Breezy Point has been called the "Irish Riviera.
Others within the community often refer to it as being "Cois Farraige", Gaelic for "By The Sea."
Breezy Point is patrolled by its own private security force that restricts access to owners, renters and their guests. It also features three of New York City's ten remaining volunteer fire departments.
According the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, beaches on the Breezy Point peninsula are home to one of the most diverse breeding shorebird areas in the Metropolitan area. Shorebirds that breed here include:
The Beaches are owned by the cooperative and are federally and state-protected areas in which development is extremely limited.
Breezy Point has one small shopping center, located on the north side of Rockaway Point Boulevard. It has a grocery store, hardware store, gift shop, liquor store, tavern, pharmacy, coffee shop, and a bank. Breezy also has a surf shop, travel agent, two year-round restaurants, and a summer-only bar and grill.
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