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  • Confessions of a neighborhood blogger

    Confessions of a neighborhood blogger

    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

  • Ferry advocates condemn Mayor de Blasio

    Ferry advocates condemn Mayor de Blasio

    Photo courtesy of Linda Deckelman Chanting “No ferry, no votes!” a group of Rockaway residents last night condemned Mayor de Blasio’s failure to renew funding for the Manhattan-bound waterborne service. The raucous group of more than 100 residents gathered at the Beach 108th Street dock, joined by Public Advocate Letitia James, to greet the final

  • Rockaway residents fight for last-minute ferry reprieve

    Rockaway residents fight for last-minute ferry reprieve

    Photo courtesy of Laura Deckelman A group of Rockaway residents is waging a viral campaign to save the community’s ferry service to Brooklyn and Manhattan, which will cease operations this week unless additional funding is found. Laura Deckelman, of Rockaway United to Save our Ferry, has been pressuring public officials on Facebook and Twitter to

  • Rizzoli Bookstore set to reopen in 2015

    Rizzoli Bookstore set to reopen in 2015

    Rizzoli Bookstore, forced out of its stunning West 57th Street location earlier this year, has recently announced plans to reopen in NoMad. According to their website, their new location in the St. James Building at 1133 Broadway will be open by Spring 2015. Until then, Rizzoli’s collection of art and architecture books are still available

  • An open letter to Anthony Weiner

    Hey Tony, bro. Brohan. Carlos-meister. We need to talk. I’m here to give you a cold dose of reality. I’m going to tell you why you should drop out of the race for Mayor, and I’ve got a fantastic back up plan for you. I don’t think you were really cut out for politics after