• Breezy Point post-Sandy

    Breezy Point post-Sandy

    The last remaining embers of the terrible fire in the wedge area of Breezy Point have been extinguished, the waters are slowly starting to recede, and assistance has arrived. John Timmons, whose family has owned the landmark beach bar The Sugar Bowl for 38 years, has vowed to rebuild. And the residents of this tight-knit

  • Reid Avenue pre and post-Sandy

    Reid Avenue pre and post-Sandy

    Reid Avenue in Breezy Point did not suffer any fires as a result of Hurricane Sandy, but still suffered significant damage. The south side of Reid Avenue, around Thetford, Doris, Janet Lanes and Graham Place is known as the “bowl” of Breezy Point due to the low elevation and tendency for the area to flood

  • Broad Channel post-Sandy

    Broad Channel post-Sandy

    Broad Channel is a small, tight knit community, with the Rockaways to the south, and Howard Beach to the north. It is the only inhabited island in Jamaica Bay, with a year-round population of approximately 3,000. It is served by the Far Rockaway line of the A train, and is home the beloved Jamaica Bay

  • Rebuild Rockaway

    Rebuild Rockaway

    It has been a long and devastating week in Rockaway. Our thoughts go to those who lost so much, and our gratitude is with all of the emergency responders: FDNY, NYPD, Rockaway Point VFD, Point Breeze VFD, Roxbury VFD, Broad Channel VFD. Internet connections on the peninsula are virtually non-existent. The Sugar Bowl in Breezy

  • Hurricane Sandy WOD at CrossFit NYC

    Hurricane Sandy WOD at CrossFit NYC

    Coach Sully’s Stormtroopers Team Rockawayist has bugged out from the peninsula for the duration of the storm. Hunkering down in Manhattan, there is still plenty to do. Coach Sully at CrossFit NYC is running some hurricane WODs today and attendance is overwhelming. Today, we introduce the Sandy two-fer WOD: Two minute AMRAP 30 seconds of

  • What’s up in Rockaway as Frankenstorm approaches

    What’s up in Rockaway as Frankenstorm approaches

    It was serenely still in Rockaway this morning, one of those perfect mid-autumn mornings. The breeze from the east is starting to kick in now, giving a small preview of what is to come. The ocean remains calm but our surfers are anxious for a clean swell. As residents and businesses go through the rituals

  • Yoga on the Rocks

    Yoga on the Rocks

    Rockaway’s year-round business community continues to expand with the recent grand opening of Yoga on the Rocks. Owned and operated by New York native Lena Roca, this new wellness establishment adds to the growing entrepreneurial boom on the Rockaway Beach Boulevard corridor. Growing up in Midwood, Lena was naturally drawn to the ocean as a

  • The Wave covers The Tap & Grill

    Thanks so much to Nicholas Briano at The Wave for picking up my story on The Tap & Grill!  We have long loved The Wave and their dedication to local issues. It’s great to see some positive coverage of the emerging food scene without the usual “hipster” derision. The Wave picks up our Tap &

  • Veggie Island

    Veggie Island

    This is your last weekend to get some Rockaway Taco before they close up for the season. But the good news for residents and off-season visitors is that the adjoining Veggie Island will remain open year-round. The organic market offers smoothies, coffee, baked goods, and sandwiches, as well as fresh, locally sourced produce.  If you