• NYC’s 1st Annual Ruck March: What to expect

    NYC’s 1st Annual Ruck March: What to expect

    VEThack will be holding New York’s first ever Ruck March on September 3, 2014, to raise awareness around the issue of Veteran suicide. After returning from heavy combat in Iraq, U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Gene Wu lost one of his Marine brothers to suicide. Wu was determined to reduce the rate of Veteran suicides to

  • Live music on the bay at Fish Dog

    Live music on the bay at Fish Dog

    The Fisherman’s Dog will be hosting a day of free live music, shopping and great food at their bayside location. End of the A will be on site as well, offering some wonderful clothing and accessory items from their mobile boutique. Live music is scheduled to start this Saturday, August 16th, at 1pm, and the

  • Rockaway Street Art

    Rockaway Street Art

    While the rest of New York continues to be sanitized, a thriving street art scene is taking root in Rockaway. Thanks in large part to a post-Sandy project sponsored by Beautify Earth, as well as the tireless Geoff Rawling, and the Beach 116th Street Partnership, the entire peninsula is looking a lot more vibrant these

  • Elbow Bend: 24 Bars of Rockaway map

    Elbow Bend: 24 Bars of Rockaway map

    Whether you are looking for well-poured Guinness Stout, a frozen, or a thoughtfully curated wine list, there are plenty of options in Rockaway this summer. As of today, there are 24 bars open west of Beach 73rd Street. Check out the attached map to see where you can bend your elbow. Number 25 should be

  • Elbow Bend: Harbor Light Pub

    Elbow Bend: Harbor Light Pub

    The beloved Harbor Light Pub, which was destroyed by the fires of Hurricane Sandy, has received DOB approval to begin rebuilding. Residents are eagerly looking forward to a reopening in mid or late 2015.

  • Goody’s, the best BBQ in Queens (and maybe NYC)

    Goody’s, the best BBQ in Queens (and maybe NYC)

    Hey Real Noo Yawkas Eat, I thought of you this afternoon. For you and other inveterate foodies who like to venture into the real neighborhood joints of this city, Goody’s should be on your must-visit list. This West Indian barbeque restaurant has the best ribs in Queens. Roasted to perfection, they are meaty and not

  • The Rockaway Pizza War of 2014 is over

    The Rockaway Pizza War of 2014 is over

    The Rockaway Pizza Wars of 2014 have come to a sudden and ignominious end, with beloved Pizza Nazi Whitney Aycock declaring victory. Roberta’s, the much fawned over Brooklyn pizzeria (“Hipster Italian dining” according to Google) has shuttered their sidewalk oven on Beach 96th Street. The lot has been dormant the last couple of weekends, and

  • Fort Tilden WOD

    Fort Tilden WOD

    I couldn’t make it in to my usual box today, so instead I did the Fort Tilden WOD and enjoyed this incredible 360-degree view: Trail run for 1.25 miles Climb 65 steps to the top of Battery Harris East 3 rounds of 100 single unders and 25 strict push ups Descend 65 steps Trail run

  • SUP Rockaway?

    SUP Rockaway?

    In addition to being the home of NYC’s only official surfing beach, Stand Up Paddle Boarding has arrived in Rockaway. One of the first SUP schools and rental locations in the five boroughs can now be found at the Rockaway Jet Ski dock behind Thai Rock. SUP was the fastest growing water sport in the

  • Winner: Citysticks waffle sundae eating race

    Winner: Citysticks waffle sundae eating race

    A new Rockaway tradition kicked off this weekend with the first annual waffle sundae eating race. Terence Oben was the winner of the competition, hosted by Justin Harter of Citysticks NYC at the Beach 97th Street concessions. Waffle sundae eating race on Flickr