• Elbow Bend: Last call at the Sugar Cube

    Elbow Bend: Last call at the Sugar Cube

    This weekend is your last chance to bend an elbow at the beloved Sugar Cube. The annual Halloween party is Saturday, September 27th, and last call for the season is on Sunday, September 28th. The makeshift bar was set up in a shipping container after Hurricane Sandy destroyed the original building. Plans are underway to

  • BattleRock 3: A Night of Muay Thai

    BattleRock 3: A Night of Muay Thai

    CROM MARTIAL TRAINING, the local Martial Arts and CrossFit gym, will host BattleRock 3: A Night of Muay Thai at Beach Channel High School on September 27th. Coming on the heels of two successful shows at the start of the summer season, BattleRock3 is expected to draw 700 spectators. The evening’s main event is a

  • Camp Rockaway

    Camp Rockaway

    Camp Rockaway, which recently concluded a successful Kickstarter campaign, held an open house tent this past weekend for backers. The brainchild of founder Kent Johnson, Camp Rockaway harkens back to the area’s turn of the (20th) century roots as a Tent City. The Camp is designed to appeal to visitors as a low-cost, low-impact alternative

  • For Locavores, Edgemere Farm

    For Locavores, Edgemere Farm

    Edgemere Farm wraps up its first summer in Rockaway with a bountiful harvest of summer vegetables. The Thursday night farm dinners are finished for the season, but there is still plenty of fresh produce available. The farm will continue to be open to the public on Saturdays. This week, there were plenty of tomatoes, peppers

  • Rockaway arrives in Moscow

    Rockaway arrives in Moscow

    Well it turns out that Far Rockaway Shoreditch is not the first global outpost of our urban surf culture. There is a bar called Far Rockaway that opened in Moscow in March 2013. According to an interview with The Local East Village, the proprietors of Death + Co. advised the Russian owners on developing the

  • 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.