Resurgence

  • Rebuilt: Breezy Point’s fire zone

    Rebuilt: Breezy Point’s fire zone

    Few neighborhoods were as ravaged by Superstorm Sandy as Breezy Point. In the seaside community of just over 2,800 homes, 220 were lost to floods, and a raging fire in the densely populated wedge area destroyed another 135. In the weeks and months after the storm, rebuilding plans in the fire zone seemed in doubt.

  • Fast Forward: Two years after Hurricane Sandy, Rockaway rebounds

    Fast Forward: Two years after Hurricane Sandy, Rockaway rebounds

    In a few short days, residents across the tri-state area will mark the 2nd anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. In Rockaway, that date will be observed quietly, as there are no public events planned. As the rebuilding continues, there is cautious optimism about the future of the beach community. It seemed unfathomable just two years ago,

  • Renovations are underway at The Tap & Grill

    Renovations are underway at The Tap & Grill

    Renovations at Rockaway’s The Tap & Grill are now underway. Closed since August 2012, the much-loved tavern was acquired by Cayuga Capital, heralding a new era in Rockaway’s resurgence. According to Cayuga partner Jamie Wiseman, the tavern is still planning for a summer 2013 opening date.  Cayuga’s commitment will provide a much-needed boost to a

  • Straight out of the Ground coming to Rockaway this summer

    Straight out of the Ground coming to Rockaway this summer

    The impact of Hurricane Sandy’s saltwater surge on the local vegetation will become more apparent now that spring has arrived. To many residents, it is obvious that many trees, shrubs, flower beds and gardens are suffering the after effects of the storm, and may not be productive for several years. For those who enjoy fresh

  • Back in business! Beer, bagels, burgers and hot yoga

    Back in business line up for today! Beers, burgers, bagels (who knew we had so many fantastic bagel shops on our little peninsula?) and best of all, some hot yoga.     The Blarney Castle 202-24 Rockaway Point Boulevard Rockaway Point, NY 11697 Call for reservations 718 634 4503 Bar, dinner menu   Deidre Maeve’s

  • Never Closed: How The Fisherman’s Dog fed Rockaway (and set the food truck rescue into motion)

    Never Closed: How The Fisherman’s Dog fed Rockaway (and set the food truck rescue into motion)

    The peninsula is teeming with new food trucks since Hurricane Sandy passed through, but Rockaway’s own Terence McNicholas and Jared Adler never missed a beat. Their food truck, which opened earlier this year on Beach Channel Drive, was safely stored on higher ground during the hurricane. The day after the storm, when the rest of

  • Back in business: Boardwalk Bagel & Delicatessen

    Back in business: Boardwalk Bagel & Delicatessen

    By: Stephen Popkin Boardwalk Bagels and Deli have reopened and they are serving hot bagels and even hotter coffee to residents and workers alike with a smile and a friendly word. They are offering their full menu of hot, fresh bagels and trimmings, and are fully stocked with drinks and snacks. Everyone there was in

  • Rockaway’s busiest winter lies ahead

    Rockaway’s busiest winter lies ahead

    The wedge area of Breezy Point remains a vast field of charred memories. Residents have picked through the rubble for whatever mementos can be salvaged, and now the area awaits a razing and rebuilding plan that is approved by the city. Elsewhere on the west end of the peninsula, and throughout Rockaway, hundreds of homes