• 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Grand opening: Beach Bistro 96

    Grand opening: Beach Bistro 96

    That pop of orange you may have noticed along the storefronts of Rockaway Beach Boulevard heralds the addition of Brazilian fare to Restaurant Row. Beach Bistro 96 is owned by Chef Carlos Varella and his wife Andressa Junqueira. The bistro is serving traditional Brazilian food such as picanha (a top sirloin cut), pasteis (a light

  • Riis Park and Rockaway Beach 2016 summer concessions guide

    Riis Park and Rockaway Beach 2016 summer concessions guide

    Rockaway’s beach concessions have become a major attraction for visitors over the past few years. Serving up tasty food and drink, as well beach gear, the concessions have covered seating areas, restrooms, and typically feature live music and entertainment on the weekends. Some concessions will have a soft opening on May 20th, and most will

  • The Rockaway 2015 year in review

    The Rockaway 2015 year in review

    The year got off to a promising start when Lonely Planet named Queens the top U.S. travel destination for 2015. While the guide heralded the ethnic diversity of the borough, it also cited the subway-accessible “Atlantic-kissed sands” of Rockaway. Residents and visitors were set to embrace “Hamptons without the fuss,” making the James Franco visit

  • The Community House: Rockaway’s stunning new gastropub

    The Community House: Rockaway’s stunning new gastropub

    With the opening of the Community House on August 4th, the peninsula bar count is now up to 30, and the restaurant scene in Rockaway takes a serious, and elegant step up. Occupying the old Irish Circle, which was shuttered in 2014, the design of the new gastropub relegates any memories of that watering hole

  • The Palms in Rockaway is open

    The Palms in Rockaway is open

    The Palms, a new dining, shopping and event space in Rockaway, has officially opened this evening. Billed as a space for “spirited community exchanges,” the formerly dilapidated lot on Beach 96th Street was transformed into a lush oasis lined with palm trees. Founded by David Selig, of Rockaway Taco, and Amy Morris and Anna Polonsky

  • Support local entrepreneurs at the Riis Park Beach Bazaar

    Support local entrepreneurs at the Riis Park Beach Bazaar

    While the Riis Park Beach Bazaar has its roots in Brooklyn, the new concession does showcase some local entrepreneurs. Run by lifelong residents Mikey Reen and brothers Dylan and Ryan Sirgiovanni , By the Beach Coconuts sells chilled coconuts shipped in weekly from Thailand. They have been catering some events at local bars, and they