• Roscoe, of Edgemere Farm

    Roscoe, of Edgemere Farm

    Meet Roscoe, the sweet and lovable senior dog of Edgemere Farm. Roscoe was adopted as a puppy by his human, Heidi Woolever, from a shelter in western Pennsylvania in 2003. Before settling in Rockaway in 2015, Roscoe led an interesting and itinerant life: following Woolever first to Washington, DC, then Maine, and upstate New York.

  • Dogs of Rockaway: Meet Margo

    Dogs of Rockaway: Meet Margo

    Meet Margo, an energetic six-month old French bulldog who presides over the treasures at End of the A. She is a friendly, loving puppy who gladly greets everyone she meets. Margo was adopted by her human, Tara, in January. “She loves to meet new people,” Tara said. “And customers come into the store sometimes just

  • The Fat Cardinal Bakery

    The Fat Cardinal Bakery

    Proving that Rockaway continues to be a great incubator for food entrepreneurs, a trio of local residents has launched The Fat Cardinal Bakery this year. Add it to your list of must-have sweet treats. The cookie bakery “presents modern takes on classic cookies,” with a selection that includes chewy cherry almond, malted chocolate chip, and

  • Getting here just got easier this summer

    Getting here just got easier this summer

    Great news for visitors taking mass transit to Rockaway this summer: the MTA is improving both bus and subway access on weekends starting on June 12th. According to an MTA press release, the S shuttle that now runs from Beach 116th Street to Broad Channel will be extended to Rockaway Boulevard in Ozone Park. The

  • Grand opening: Santa Salsa

    Grand opening: Santa Salsa

    Santa Salsa, the food truck that has been serving up Venezuelan street food in Brooklyn, has now set up shop in Rockaway. Occupying the old Rockaway Taco space on Beach 96th Street, Santa Salsa was inspired by the fare of the perrero carts that are common across Venezuela. Their specialty items are hot dogs, hamburgers,

  • Breezy Point Farmers Market

    Breezy Point Farmers Market

    Tabora Farms from Upper Chalfont, PA is running a farmers market every Saturday morning in Breezy Point this summer. Located on State Road across from the tennis courts, the market carries baked goods, produce, and plants.

  • Surf shops and schools, 2016 edition

    Surf shops and schools, 2016 edition

    Rockaway is home to the only official surfing beaches in New York City: Beach 67th-Beach 69th Street, as well as Beach 87th-92nd Streets. The growing popularity of surfing as an urban sport draws more visitors to our beaches each year. If you want to catch a wave, or need any beach related gear, there are

  • Grand opening: Station RBNY

    Grand opening: Station RBNY

    Add Station RBNY to the list of destination surf and skate shops in Rockaway. Owned by local surfer Nigel Louis and paddle boarder Andrew Dima (of A-Team Paddleboarding), Station has a large selection of surf and skateboarding gear. There is also a good mix of apparel and footwear so local residents don’t have to leave

  • Sugar Bowl slated to reopen for MDW 2016

    Sugar Bowl slated to reopen for MDW 2016

    Contractors are scurrying to finish the interiors of the Sugar Bowl in time for a Memorial Day Weekend grand reopening. The scaffolding is starting to come down, revealing the most hotly anticipated building in recent memory. The original structure was destroyed almost four years ago by Superstorm Sandy. In the intervening summers, the legendary seaside

  • Grand opening: Beach Bistro 96

    Grand opening: Beach Bistro 96

    That pop of orange you may have noticed along the storefronts of Rockaway Beach Boulevard heralds the addition of Brazilian fare to Restaurant Row. Beach Bistro 96 is owned by Chef Carlos Varella and his wife Andressa Junqueira. The bistro is serving traditional Brazilian food such as picanha (a top sirloin cut), pasteis (a light