Elbow Bend

  • Updated: Food options near Fort Tilden

    Updated: Food options near Fort Tilden

    With summer getting into full swing, Fort Tilden makes for an alluring and more laid-back alternative to the beaches just a bit east. This remote section of Gateway National Recreation Area makes for an ideal day trip, accessible by either weekend ferry service or the NYC Beach Bus. However, the food options are limited, but

  • Riis Park Beach Bazaar debuts

    Riis Park Beach Bazaar debuts

    Add the Riis Park Beach Bazaar to the list of this week’s seasonal openings. Seeking to capitalize on the success of the downtown beach concessions, the National Parks Service awarded a multi-year contract to the operators of the Brooklyn Night Bazaar. The food, music and shopping venue will be based at the far western end

  • 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,

  • 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,

  • Elbow Bend: The Brokelyn Beer Book

    Elbow Bend: The Brokelyn Beer Book

    Just in time for holiday shopping, Brokelyn is out with their seventh beer book. For the first time, this limited edition booklet includes vouchers for some of Rockaway’s best watering holes. The South Brooklyn & The Rockaways Beer Book costs just $28, and includes vouchers for one free beer at some of the area’s best

  • Elbow Bend: Kennedy’s set to reopen

    Elbow Bend: Kennedy’s set to reopen

    Nearly two years after being deluged by the tides of Hurricane Sandy, Kennedy’s Restaurant in Breezy Point is preparing to reopen later this month. The scaffolding recently came down on the bay front watering hole, revealing a beautiful new clapboard façade that blends in effortlessly on the shore. The refurbished restaurant also boasts a new

  • 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

  • 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