Posts Tagged ‘Summer’

Rockaway Dirty Water Dog


On any beach day here in Rockaway we can enjoy Peruvian specialties at La Ceviche, exotic Hawaiian poke bowls from Edible Island. Also at Lowtide (Beach 97th) we can indulge in the deliciously rich pulled pork sandwiches from Breezy’s BBQ. If you want something lighter, have a fresh fruit smoothie from La Fruteria, among other tasty beach delights. They have the best burgers at Rippers (Beach 87th) and what about the decadent arepas at Caracas (Beach 106th)! In Far Rock on Beach 17th there’s Dreadsurfer. Oh that spicy Jerk Chicken!  […]

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Grams of the Week – Aug 28


Here’s a recap of the best instagrams of last week. If you want the day to day follow me here! I spent most of last week at Lake George Great Escape with my sisters, nephews and nieces. It was so much fun! The campground is great for kids. There are lots of activities, a pool, and swimming lakes. There’s a restaurant/bar for the adults and golf carts! We visited the village of Lake George which has even more to do. We made a stop at  Fort William Henry and took a steam boat ride on the lake.  Matt […]

Manfeet of Rockaway

 Previously Published in The Wave. Manfeet are neglected, and rightfully so.  But no matter how unseemly they may appear, they are still among God’s creations and merit consideration. Walking on the boardwalk, you’ll see them variously clad, and that’s got me thinking: how do the men of Rockaway feel about summer footwear? Of course, many Rockaway men are sworn devotees of the traditional flip-flop. Most appropriate, right? Some locals wear flip-flops well into November. Local legend John Sica is one of those men. He explains this preference, “I hate laces. Heat […]

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Grams of the Week: July 10


Here’s a recap of the best instagrams of last week. If you want the day to day follow me here! The party never ended last week! Above is Indaculture at Lowtide on the 4th! So much summer fun! This is Rockaway Beach style at its best. #beachlife I’m not afraid to make Lasagna in the summer. This could have been one of my best.

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Grams of the week – June 25

Here’s a recap of the best instagrams of last week. If you want the day to day follow me here! The weekend was soooooo much fun and felt like a long one. The Forms, Felicia, Douglass, Pollens, RobMattCharlz, Jackson Kenny Saturday night at Lowtide was so dope!!! The weekend continued with some beach time and more #porchlife I was chillin with New York’s Finest this weekend. Props to the 100th Precinct for keeping the boardwalk safe! It’s hard to believe that 3 1/2 years later we are fully moved out of the […]

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Grams of the Week – Sept 12

Here’s a recap of the best instagrams of last week. If you want the day to day follow me here! I’ve been hanging out on the beach late afternoon, just watching the surfers. My Father found this cement planter curbside! This is one of two – each are on the ends of the brick steps. Fivey and Lil Left – sharing is caring. My friends Lorie and Stefanelli came over this weekend – good times! I never mind when they park the Mercedes in my driveway!

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grams of the week – aug 24


Here’s a recap of the best instagrams of last week. If you want the day to day follow me here! I went to Beach Sessions this past Saturday, really cool stuff happening with this group. Learn more about it here.  P.S. that’s the drummer from Deerhoof – Greg Saunier. I made eggplant parm from an eggplant Maureen grew in her garden! Homegrown in Rockaway! Also, why am I not making this at least once a month? This photo was taken around beach 17th. I’m trying to bike as much as possible. It’s […]

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Grams of the Week – June 27

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Here’s a recap of the best instagrams this week. If you want the day to day follow me here! Summer is here! Started off Saturday morning at the 91st street community garden. We planted herbs with SmallWater. They hang on the fence in upcycled containers for anyone in the community to take and cook with! Dolly Parton live at Forest Hills Stadium could have been the best show I’ve ever seen. She was incredible. here’s a great review of the show. And I will leave you with cuddling cats!

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14 foot bird feeder


The Serviceberry has arrived. Props to our neighbor Paul for helping us get this 500 lb tree of the truck. Our other florals were also delivered, more to come on that but for now take a look at this…

Inaugural Poseidon’s Parade – Spectacular Success


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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