• Elbow Bend: 30 Bars of Rockaway, 2016

    Elbow Bend: 30 Bars of Rockaway, 2016

    The annual accounting of Rockaway bars was a bit of a seesaw this year. Off the list for 2016: Pebble’s Pub and El Pasatiempo, which were both shuttered in early spring, and The BayHouse, which is still undergoing a total post-Sandy rebuild. However, we have seen the addition of the stunning new gastro-pub Community House,

  • Dogs of Rockaway: Sox the Sheltie

    Dogs of Rockaway: Sox the Sheltie

    It is impossible to not fall in love with Sox, a gorgeous 8-year-old Shetland sheepdog who lives in Far Rockaway. His human, Gordon Williams, adopted the grandson of an American champion show dog last year. Also a registered therapy dog, the gentle and well-behaved Sheltie enjoys visiting with the residents of the nearby JASA Senior

  • The New Sugar Bowl

    The New Sugar Bowl

    Under gloriously sunny skies, the Sugar Bowl in Breezy Point reopened in a new, resilient building. Residents welcomed the reopening by congregating on the new front deck of the bar. The historic photo collages of summers past line the walls of the bar, and visitors were seen looking for glimpses of themselves in younger days.

  • 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