• Dogs of Rockaway: Meet Margo

    Dogs of Rockaway: Meet Margo

    Meet Margo, an energetic six-month old French bulldog who presides over the treasures at End of the A. She is a friendly, loving puppy who gladly greets everyone she meets. Margo was adopted by her human, Tara, in January. “She loves to meet new people,” Tara said. “And customers come into the store sometimes just

  • Surf shops and schools, 2016 edition

    Surf shops and schools, 2016 edition

    Rockaway is home to the only official surfing beaches in New York City: Beach 67th-Beach 69th Street, as well as Beach 87th-92nd Streets. The growing popularity of surfing as an urban sport draws more visitors to our beaches each year. If you want to catch a wave, or need any beach related gear, there are

  • Grand opening: Station RBNY

    Grand opening: Station RBNY

    Add Station RBNY to the list of destination surf and skate shops in Rockaway. Owned by local surfer Nigel Louis and paddle boarder Andrew Dima (of A-Team Paddleboarding), Station has a large selection of surf and skateboarding gear. There is also a good mix of apparel and footwear so local residents don’t have to leave

  • Grand Opening: Uncle Sam’s Surf & Surplus

    Grand Opening: Uncle Sam’s Surf & Surplus

    Uncle Sam’s Surf & Surplus has opened in Rockaway Beach, bringing a new Army & Navy twist to the traditional surf shop. Run by an ebullient Lou Harris and Danielle Huber, the shop carries a wide selection of camouflage apparel and camping gear, as well as Union Surfboards. The store is a fashion offshoot of

  • Grand Opening: Ship to Shore Wine Shop

    Grand Opening: Ship to Shore Wine Shop

    Add this gorgeous new wine shop to the growing list of new businesses in Rockaway. Ship to Shore Wine Shop had their grand opening this past weekend, proving that Rockaway Beach Boulevard is fast becoming a food and shopping destination in its own right. Owned by Rashida Jackson of the nearby Sayra’s Wine Bar and

  • Grand Opening: NiLu Kids

    Grand Opening: NiLu Kids

    NiLu Kids is the newest retail establishment to open downtown along Rockaway Beach Boulevard. Founded by Arverne resident Luisa Louis, the toy store and gift shop will host events for children, baby-and-me groups, as well as arts and crafts. Louis hopes the store will become an informal meeting place for families. Eventually, she would like