Posts categorized as Rockaway

Wanna live with us?

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The smaller of the two apartments, (the one bedroom) is done. I can’t believe I’m writing this post. Two years and three days since we bought the house,  it’s on the market! I’m going to post in detail on the bathroom, kitchen and bedroom but for now here are some eye candy shots. If you know anyone who wants to live on the raddest surfer block in Rockaway Beach, here’s the official listing.     Cookie not included.  

Are you going to the Prom?

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Everyone who’s anyone on the peninsula will be at the Poseidon’s Prom on February 27th. The Poseidon’s Prom is a party to raise funds for the 2nd Annual Poseidon’s Parade held on the strip of boardwalk between 106 – 97th street (Rockaway Beach). I was blown away in September when I attended the inaugural event. I predict this year will be triple the mermaid mania! Take a look at pictures from last years parade here. Tickets to the Prom are $40.00 which include open bar (you can’t beat that!), appetizers, and hot beats by DJ […]

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B91 street tree update

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Since November when I posted about Parks finally filling my request for a tree, our block received more additions! One Juniper was planted on the side of the Beach House condo and another was set in the tree pit in front of my neighbor to the left! Junipers are beautiful evergreens. They’re even more beautiful when left to grow wild. On the side of the condo there is space for at least two more trees. Why didn’t they plant more?  I’m hoping the parks dept. utilizes this space in the spring. The bark of the […]

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Grand Opening – End of the A’s Tea and Coffee Bar

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January 2nd is the grand opening of END OF THE A’s  tea and coffee bar. It’s located inside the shop! Sounds delicious right? Make sure to check it out in the coming weeks. Source @endofthea END OF THE A 437 Beach 129th street Rockaway Park, NY Facebook

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Our Lady of Jamaica Bay

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Maureen has been hinting around that she wanted a grandiose Mother Mary for Christmas. She deserves it.  Matt, master of craiglist searching, found a beautiful three foot statue in Brooklyn with a classy two foot base. The rendezvous was set, which was somewhat less classy. We were to meet the guy in the Toys “R” Us parking lot on Flatbush Ave at 3pm. It felt like we were participating in illegal activity, just sitting waiting in the kiddnapper van in a children’s store parking lot with a wad of cash in hand. The Mary guy […]

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Belle Harbor Yacht Club Holiday Market – This Thursday!

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A New Transplant in Rockaway

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After multiple requests to the Parks Department and incessant reminders to them via twitter, I finally got my tree-aaaaa!! My tree, which Matt named Charlie, is not the one I requested but I love him all the same. It’s a Sophora Japonica, commonly called a Regent. It’s a nonnative species on the NYC approved species list because of its tolerance to weather; its ability to grow in any soil and its non-aggressive roots system. Charlie is from Connecticut – don’t judge, he’s a transplant. He was a leftover from last springs planting. This is probably why the city ignored my request for a Chokecherry. They […]

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Inaugural Poseidon’s Parade – Spectacular Success

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As the parade approached the 97th street stretch of the new boardwalk, I immediately thought, “This is like a New Orleans second line!” The Poseidon’s Parade was a block party in motion. The parader’s merged with the spectators and everyone just started dancing. The old and the young and everyone in between partied in celebration of Rockaway and the end of an awesome summer! Congratulations to the organizers (the Rockaway Mermaid Brigade) for their hard work in creating a truly special community event. I have know doubt that the Poseidon’s Parade will become a longstanding Rockaway tradition.   The creativity […]

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Beach 91st Street Community Garden

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If I haven’t mentioned, I have a plot in the Beach 91st street community garden.  It’s across the street from our house. There’s been two potluck garden dinners so far, where members bring dishes with food they’ve grown from the garden. It’s been fun to meet everyone and talk shop over supper. I’ve been meaning to take some photos of what’s growing and what’s going on behind the gates. We keep bees! About a month and a half ago we adopted a bee hive from NYC beekeepers. I love seeing how everyone […]

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NewlyFED Episode 2: Chef Mike Cooks Up a Spicy Spaghetti

​ This weekend the NewlyFED team headed up to Washington Heights, familiar territory for Clare, who spent a year on Fort Washington Avenue. Our guest is Michael Crowley, an amazing pianist and chef who brings the same precision and focus to the kitchen as he does the piano. We’ve known Mike for a few years, about as long as he’s dated Sean, who is Rockaway by birth and lineage but has lived all over the East Coast. Sean’s first cousin is our biffle Beth, and we’ve all had many fun […]