Posts Tagged ‘Summer’

Going Up The Country

Cooperstown NY

I went camping last weekend with my family near Cooperstown. Despite feeling like I might be missing a weekend of Rockaway fun, it was wonderful to be in the country air. There were a few notable happenings I’d like to report. Impossible Burger. On the ride there and the way back, my husband and I stopped for the Impossible Burger at Burger King. I’m kind of addicted.  It’s interesting that fast food places are now serving meat alternatives. It’s great. We’re still talking “fast food” and a processed product but […]

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Summer – Happening Now

Kendall Hanes  center stage playing the drums

Last weekend really felt like summer. The ocean water is warm. The weather outside is over 80 degrees and there are hordes of DFD’s and locals alike swarming the boardwalk to experience all Rockaway has to offer. Seeing as how it was so summery, I packed as much summer fun in as possible. My sister Natalie and my nieces and nephew stayed over for the weekend. Both days we hit the beach! My friend Dave took the kids out on his foam board. They had a blast. The kids made […]

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Roller skating is really hard.

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I’ve wanted to buy a pair of skates since my roller skating birthday party, over two Rockaway summers ago. I would go down the “rabbit hole” of online shopping, trying to find the best quality, and style (style being top priority) for the best price. I’d save searches but in the end, never purchased a pair. This year, I went online and just bought whatever! I had the vision of my maiden voyage. I’d gracefully glide along the boardwalk passing all my favorite spots – La Fruteria were my friends […]

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Rockaway Dirty Water Dog

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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

camping-fire

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

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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

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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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