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  • Elbow Bend: Harbor Light Pub

    Elbow Bend: Harbor Light Pub

    The beloved Harbor Light Pub, which was destroyed by the fires of Hurricane Sandy, has received DOB approval to begin rebuilding. Residents are eagerly looking forward to a reopening in mid or late 2015.

  • Elbow Bend: Breezy Point, Summer 2014

    Elbow Bend: Breezy Point, Summer 2014

    With summer rapidly approaching, it’s time to start making a list of your cold beer options in Breezy Point. The Sugar Bowl is expected to open for the season in a few weeks, still in the refitted shipping container. The BayHouse will also be open in their temporary structure. Construction on new buildings for both

  • Pico RBNY is Rockaway’s best new restaurant

    Pico RBNY is Rockaway’s best new restaurant

    The post-Sandy restaurant scene in Rockaway continues to bring diverse menu offerings to the community. With the recent opening of Pico RBNY on Beach 129th Street, the peninsula now has it’s first full service Mexican restaurant. Owned by local resident Christopher Miles, Managing Partner, and the Keating family of neighboring East Meets West, Pico is

  • Labor Day edition: The food scene in Rockaway is bustling

    Labor Day edition: The food scene in Rockaway is bustling

    Some foodie notes from a holiday weekend…. Jameson’s Pub on Beach 129th Street is another example of Rockaway’s best Irish bar and grills. Serving a reliable menu of burgers, salads, sandwiches and wraps, Jameson’s also boasts one of the area’s best selection of craft beers. A recent winner at the San Diego Beer Fest, the

  • Coming soon to restaurant row: The Rock NYC

    Coming soon to restaurant row: The Rock NYC

    Proving that Rockaway’s emerging restaurant scene has legs, Rockawayist has learned that another wine, beer and small plates bar is slated to open on Rockaway Beach Boulevard, just east of Cross Bay Boulevard. The Rock NYC is expected to open next month at 92-03 Rockaway Beach Boulevard. Owned by the same family behind the adjacent

  • Dalton’s is what Rockaway does best: the Irish bar & grill

    Dalton’s is what Rockaway does best: the Irish bar & grill

    The spate of new restaurant openings on the peninsula this year has been a bright spot for residents seeking a return to normalcy. And many beachgoers are extending their day trips into the evenings by settling in for some refreshments at Playland Motel, Sayra’s, and now Uma’s. These restaurateurs have brought diverse new food offerings

  • Rockaway’s bustling bar and restaurant scene

    Rockaway’s bustling bar and restaurant scene

    Thanks to the amazing weather over the long holiday weekend, Rockaway’s bar and restaurant scene was quite bustling. The crowds were gladly welcomed by local businesses that are starting to recover from Hurricane Sandy. The interior of Thai Rock is still under construction, but that has not kept the crowds away. The views of Jamaica

  • Playland Motel is open for business

    Playland Motel is open for business

    Adding to Rockaway’s vibrant new food scene, the hotly anticipated Playland Motel has opened in the old Tap & Grill space on Rockaway Beach Boulevard. Named after the beloved amusement park that operated across the street until the mid-1980s, the Playland Motel evokes a casual beach ambience, ideal for a post-surfing drink or meal. Right