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 It’s back and bigger than ever, so bring your appetite! Taste of Rockaway Beach is Saturday, May 7.

Taste of Rockaway Beach, a now highly anticipated biannual event, is a foodie’s dream. Saturday will be the sixth Taste since it started in December 2013 and it will be the largest yet. From noon to 6 p.m. participants will have the opportunity to try food samples from 18 different local businesses.

For those who’ve never experienced the Taste, it is a chance to try something from local

My father died when I was eleven years old. It happened in October.  Eight months earlier in February, twins, a brother and a sister, died soon after birth. Some time in between February and October the family dog died, too. Some year, huh?

It was my father dying that was far and away the most traumatic, life-changing event of my life. Divorce was uncommon in those days; a dying parent even more uncommon.  As a kid, you felt incredibly different than other kids. 

Of course, you felt the loss

The Parks Department released its boardwalk update for the month of May. Although it looks like more progress is being made in Phase 3 from Beach 106th to Beach 126th, Parks still says this portion of the boardwalk won’t be complete until sometime in July.

Phase 1 and 2, from Beach 86th to Beach 106th Street, have been open since last summer, but small crews may still be seen in this area as they complete “punch-list items.” Earlier this year, Phase 4, from Beach 60th to Beach 86th Street


Happy Mother’s Day.


Follow the bouncing scandal ball.  You might have heard of Bill de Blasio’s Campaign for One New York, the nonprofit political arm of his operations.  The one that is now under investigation according to numerous outlets.  There’s at least one Rockaway tie.  One of the contributors to Campaign for One New York was Alma Realty.  Alma owns three of the Shorefront/Surfside buildings (Beach 105-Beach 108).  They were seeking a zoning change and looking to add

It was a cold and rainy start to the season in Rockaway this past weekend but that didn’t stop this intrepid traveler from venturing out and checking out what was happening in the Rock.  First I needed my wingman, Tim, to join me in my adventures. When I told him the first stop was the Grand Opening of the Rockaway Beach Golf Club, he promptly told me, “Yeah? I was there last weekend!”            Well I guess that a was good sign, because this place had been waiting two years to get approval to

With the addition of several new retail stores, Rockaway is becoming more fashionable and on Wednesday, May 25, local businesses will show off their products at the Inaugural Rockaway Beach Fashion Night.

From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., local retail businesses will gather at the Community House (101-19 Rockaway Beach Boulevard) to feature their Summer 2016 fashion collections. The fashion show will showcase locally designed and inspired beachwear and accessories. Additionally, the show will feature


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