Confessions of a neighborhood blogger


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For the second year in a row, Rockawayist was named one of the best neighborhood blogs in New York City by Brick Underground.

We recently sat down for an interview with the real estate-themed blog to talk about what it is like to live in Rockaway:

The Rockaways have not been far from the headlines in the past several years, as the area has come to symbolize both the hipster small business boom (hello, Rockaway Taco and Rippers) and the long-term destruction wrought by Hurricane Sandy. [Update: Gothamist has reported that Rockaway Taco is no more.]  Having launched just a few months before Sandy, Rockawayist (whose author prefers to keep up some semblance of anonymity and goes simply by “Vince”) has been chronicling the neighborhood’s ups and downs, highlighting the neighborhood’s long history, mapping its manifold bars, and everything in between.

Read the rest of the interview here.