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  • Finally, a Tide of Celebration in the Rockaways

    June 24, 2015

    By MELENA RYZIK JUNE 26, 2014 PATTI SMITH has been visiting the Rockaways in Queens since the 1970s, when she would venture around the secluded Fort Tilden, the national park and beach, with Robert Mapplethorpe. “It had the most beautiful … Continue reading

  • Arverne By The Sea 95% Sold; Ready For Next Phase

    June 24, 2015

    By Michael Leboff Rockaway’s development and revitalization is no longer a secret. Every day it seems like there is something big coming. Whether it be anew restaurant or a new hotel or a new business, it is plain to see … Continue reading

  • Boomtown

    June 24, 2015

    Rockaway’s Housing Market Resurgence By Harry Kane As the popularity of an area grows, so do the home prices. That’s been the case in Rockaway, as an influx of newbies and affluent Manhattanites have decided to make the move to … Continue reading

  • Surfing Headlong Into a New Life

    June 23, 2015

    One frosty morning in March, as I slid out of bed before sunrise and began squeezing into a thick, damp-at-the-edges wet suit and heavy boots that smelled of death, I wondered, “How did I end up here?” Of course, I … Continue reading

  • The Rockaways reborn

    June 23, 2015

    Forty-five minutes on the A-train from the southern tip of Manhattan, a narrow strip of Long Island called the Rockaway Peninsula extends into the Atlantic. On a wintry evening, the avenues that run due east along the shoreline appear to … Continue reading

  • Why the Rockaways are real estate’s new shore thing

    June 23, 2015

    More than two years after Superstorm Sandy pounded its shores — pummeling stately beach homes and bleak housing projects alike — Rockaway Beach, Queens, and its seven miles of oceanfront is seeing a real estate resurgence. Yet this time it’s … Continue reading

  • The Ultimate Guide to Where to Eat at Rockaway Beach This Summer

    June 9, 2015

    For years, Rockaway Beach has been on its way to becoming a full-blown eating destination, and the additions this summer will only solidify that status: There’s a new café that specializes in pita-taco hybrids, a Peruvian restaurant with great rotisserie … Continue reading

  • Rockaway Beach rated top NYC beach

    June 9, 2015

    Life really is a beach in Rockaway, where a “nearly impeccable” shoreline vaulted it to the top of the city’s seaside spots in a new report obtained by the News. New Yorkers for Parks gave the Queens peninsula an A-minus … Continue reading

  • Top 10 Ideas for Springtime Fun at Rockaway Beach

    May 8, 2015

    If you live at Arverne By The Sea, you are lucky enough to have the Atlantic Ocean in your front yard and all of New York City out back. There is no better location if you love sand and surf … Continue reading

  • Springtime Is Just Right for Bicycling the Rockaway Peninsula

    May 8, 2015

    Riding a bicycle throughout the Rockaway Peninsula is one of the most delightful bike routes in New York City—especially in the springtime! In the spring, cyclists have the advantage of cooler temperatures, quieter beaches, and lower traffic on popular routes … Continue reading

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