• Attention Street Artists

    Attention Street Artists

    This abbreviated telephone pole recently turned up at the corner of Beach 92nd Street and RBB. Inexplicably planted in the middle of the sidewalk, this is just crying out for some street art. About seven feet high, it could be easily transformed into a totem pole, directional sign, or community bulletin board. Have at it, artists.

  • The Sugar Cube will reopen in May

    The Sugar Cube will reopen in May

    The beloved Sugar Cube will be back for a third summer, according to an announcement this week from the Breezy Point Co-Op. Plans to rebuild the Sugar Bowl, the popular oceanfront bar destroyed in Hurricane Sandy, have been delayed until autumn of 2015. The bar has been operating temporarily out of a retrofitted shipping container,

  • Signs of spring: Rockapulco Run schedule announced

    Signs of spring: Rockapulco Run schedule announced

    The Rockapulco Run club has announced their 2015 running calendar:   Saturday, March 21, 2015 9am St. Patrick’s Day 10 miler Saturday, April 11, 2015 9am spring 15 miler Saturday, May 9, 2015 9am Mother’s Day Half Marathon Sunday, June 21, 2015 8:30am Father’s Day 15 miler Saturday, July 11, 2015 8am Firecracker 10 miler

  • Signs of spring: chocolate rabbits spotted at Madelaine

    Signs of spring: chocolate rabbits spotted at Madelaine

    The retail outlet of The Madelaine Chocolate Company is open and ready to meet your St. Patrick’s and Easter chocolate needs. The chocolate purveyor, one of the largest private employers in Rockaway, had struggled to stay in business after suffering $50 million worth of damage from Hurricane Sandy. However, the owners and the city recently

  • Mardi Bra Night at CROM Physical Culture

    Mardi Bra Night at CROM Physical Culture

    CROM Physical Culture, along with Mary Beth Dawson and the Rockaway W.I.S.H. Foundation, are hosting a Ladies Night on Thursday, March 5th. Participants are asked to donate bras (new, with tags) or other feminine products, to benefit women in need. In return, you can take a free Shred! class or just mingle with a glass

  • Mark your calendar for Phil Collins Day

    Mark your calendar for Phil Collins Day

    Phil Collins Day is returning to Rockaway this month. According to their website, organizers will be holding a Viking funeral on Sunday, February 15th at 4.30pm, at Beach 90th Street and the ocean.

  • Aycock plans a steamed burgers cafe in Rockaway

    Aycock plans a steamed burgers cafe in Rockaway

    Whitney Aycock, the beloved pizza nazi of Rockaway, has announced plans to open a new burgers-and-beer restaurant in Arverne in 2015. The still unnamed restaurant will be located in the Seaway Marina in the old Bent Rod café. The space has been abandoned for several years, and renovations are slated to start soon for an

  • Rockaway gets the Swedish treatment

    Rockaway gets the Swedish treatment

    Last summer, Swedish journalist Marcus Joons made the rounds of the Rockaway, interviewing business owners, artists and residents. The resulting story chronicles a post-hurricane recovery in a rapidly gentrifying city. The travelogue is entirely in Swedish (except for “NO FUCKIN’ SLICES” by guess who), and unfortunately not available online. But below is a pdf file,

  • Your winter guide to Rockaway

    Your winter guide to Rockaway

    As a plentiful December recedes, the bleak reality of a New York winter starts to set in. If you need to throw off the seasonal blues, satisfy that craving for some open sky by heading out to Rockaway Beach. And bring your South Brooklyn and Rockaways Brokelyn Beer Book (now 20% off), because Whit’s End,