• Damage to Jamaica Bay from Hurricane Sandy

    Photo courtesy of Jamaica Bay Lives As the residential communities of the Rockaways and Broad Channel continue their storm clean up and recovery efforts, attention turns to the impact of the storm on the local ecosystem. Aside from the obvious damage to the shoreline and dunes, the delicate ecosystem of Jamaica Bay suffered what may

  • Hot Yoga Rockaway Beach is back with new classes

    Hot Yoga Rockaway Beach is back with new classes

    Our favorite yogini is back in business in Rockaway, with a full slate of Hot Yoga classes and other workshops scheduled for January. Come in out of the cold and try a relaxing yoga class. January Happenings at Hot Yoga Rockaway Beach: RESTORAAHTIVE YOGA Workshop – Only a few spaces left Sunday, January 6th 4-6pm

  • 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

  • Back in business: Dalton’s Seaside Grill

    Next profile in our Back in Business feature: Dalton’s Seaside Grill has reopened as of this weekend. Rockaway’s own Flashdance will be performing live music on Wednesday, November 21st at the first annual Evening of Thanks and Giving. Donations are being accepted to help local families in St. Camillus parish. Dalton’s Seaside Grill 108-02 Rockaway

  • Back in business: Yoga on the Rocks

    Welcome to a new feature on Rockawayist, Back in Business. Over the coming months, we will be featuring Rockaway businesses as they reopen after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. And a request to visitors, residents and supporters of Rockaway everywhere: please Tweet or post these features. Rockaway businesses need your support and patronage more than

  • Breezy Point 9/11 Memorial post-Sandy

    Breezy Point 9/11 Memorial post-Sandy

    The 9/11 Memorial in Breezy Point has survived Hurricane Sandy completely unscathed. The Memorial sits at the western end of the peninsula, overlooking Jamaica Bay and the Manhattan skyline in the distance. It consists of 29 glass etchings, one for each member of the community who perished in the terrorist attacks. The Graybeard-organized Wounded Warrior

  • Breezy Point Resolve

    Breezy Point Resolve

    The ocean and the bay have separated. This past weekend was a gift from Mother Nature, but also a stark reminder of her power: she gives, and she takes, both on her own very uncompromising terms. In Breezy Point, the waters have receded, and residents have begun the clean up and recovery in earnest. The