Posts categorized as Rockaway

summer ready

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I spotted these freshly painted tables at the 97th street concession. Rockaway is summer ready! Our photo is included in the Rockaway Times Social Media Spotlight this week! Follow us on instagram and twitter for more! Find out what’s cooking on the beach, Rockawayist has a great guide to the concessions.

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Mike Honan Honored for his Work with Veterans

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Photo Credit @katie_honan Congratulations to Mike Honan, Husband of Fran, Father to Katie and Roseanne and my friend. His work with Veterans was honored yesterday at City Hall. Mike was presented with a proclamation for his service from Eric Ulrich and other local officials. Mike Honan has worked with an organization to properly bury indigent veterans, riding in the hearse with a stranger’s remains and taking the flag home in their memory. He’s worked with our friends to help beautify Memorial Circle, a park that honors locals killed in wars. If […]

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Opening Weekend at Edgemere Farm

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My first time at Edgemere Farm was for the Italian night summer dinner. Ever since, I’ve been a regular visitor. Excitement is building for opening weekend at Edgemere Farm – May 2nd and 3rd, 9am – 2pm. If you would like a free tree, you must reserve and register here in advance. Items for sale include garden plants, herbs, fresh eggs and more. Also The End of  The A shopping mobile truck will be parked outside selling house plants and beach gear. Hope to see you there! Edgemere Farm /  Facebook 385 Beach […]

Rockaway Roasters Seeks Artist Submissions

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Credit: Rockaway Roasters, Facebook Great news… Rockaway Roasters our first gourmet coffee shop on restaurant row  (92-06 Rockaway Beach Blvd.) is open (!!!) and they’re seeking submissions for their first art exhibit. The theme of this exhibit, Rockaway Life is the visualization of life in the Rockaways, through a focus on culture, landmarks, people, imagery, activities and landscapes. For submission guidelines contact Liorr Karasanti: liorrk[at]hotmail.com. Submission Deadline: April 7th Source: Rockaway Artists Alliance newsletter

Moogie’s Vegetarian Shepherds Pie

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In my post last week, I mentioned a vegetarian shepherd’s pie that my mom made that was really delicious (according to Matt). She was kind enough to share the recipe below. Make this on St. Patrick’s day tomorrow for your favorite Irish vegetarian. Moogie’s Vegetarian Shephard’s Pie Ingredients I lb red lentils (or brown lentils) 2 tbsp. olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 1 parsnip, chopped 1 turnip, chopped 4 cloves garlic crushed 3 carrots cut up 4-5 cups water 1 package of frozen peas 3lbs […]

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The Shepherd’s Pie Tradition

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Everyone knows about our typical St. Paddy’s Day tradition in Rockaway. A day that  starts at the Honan house for breakfast, then the parade and then to my parents house for the traditional Irish feast. I have to say this years menu may have been the best. One item that has been there year in and year out, is our shepherd’s pie. One year back in college after doing the all day partying, me and my Manhattan College crew came back to my parents house and warmed up the shepherd’s […]

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Exposé – Living Through The Renovation

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No fancy Instagram pictures here: this is exposed and unfiltered. The only source of running water in the house is in the bathroom. The fridge is upstairs as well. It makes sense to keep the coffee pot ON the first floor. It’s so annoying. After I make coffee, I usually shower. Seeing that it has been one of the coldest winters in human history, you can imagine how freezing it is trying to disrobe and shower in a house without walls or exterior siding. There’s an actual breeze in the house. It terrorizes my body. I can’t enjoy a […]

Last Stop, Broad Channel

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You know the final scene in Titanic when Leonardo DiCaprio is in the arctic waters freezing to his death trying to console his beloved (also frozen) Rose (Kate Winslet)? Every day that clip flashes through my mind as my stomach fills with dread… then we arrive. LAST STOP BRAWD CHANNEL, Transfah to the A!!!! It’s essential that we Rockaway commuters have our winter gear situation down pat.  There’s the hoodie/hat combo, the double coat plus cap technique, the earmuff collar up style, the poofy coat /headphone combo etc. etc. I’m partial to the hat/scarf head wrap. My nose is like the peninsula, […]

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Do you respect wood?

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Ok, so we’re obsessed with wood. It’s natural, beautiful and resistant to damage. Seven months ago we started hoarding unwanted material from a barn in Massachusetts, dumpsters in Far Rockaway and a gutted house in Ridgewood. It’s astonishing the stuff people throw out. We’ve put our collection to use, repairing floor boards, making paneling and adding features throughout the house. Our style inspiration is American Craftsman with a touch of “farmhouse”. We’ve seen exposed beams many times on our trips to Lake George and I’m always charmed by the Adirondack aesthetic. We salvaged the oak beams from an old barn […]

Fiver escapes, fights with fluffy

I’m not sure how he got out. We were loading in some gear from the van, and had the cellar door open, but the sliding door to the storage area was closed off. I think. Fivey could have escaped from the second or third floor, but he would have had to climb down from the roof.  I’ve been letting him explore upstairs. He knows there’s another world up there, and lately he’s been meowing at the top of the basement stairs to go up. I thought the chance of him escaping out […]

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