Hurricane Sandy may have ravaged the Rockaways, but here's a sign that the hipsterification of the barrier peninsula is continuing apace: the neighborhood is getting a surf-themed wine bar.(4)
The Williamsburg set's summer migration to Rockaway shows no signs of abating.
Yesterday, Sam Morrill, the co-founder of Rockabus, a recently launched bus running between Williamsburg and Rockaway, announced the service would be expanding.
The young white things bound for Rockaway Beach coalesce at Broadway Junction, the subway station where Bushwick, Brownsville and East New York converge, and where the J and L trains meet the beach-bound A.(1)
On Friday morning, just hours before Governor Andrew Cuomo was to reveal that talks to build a $4 billion convention center in Queens had collapsed, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder climbed a rusty trestle to an abandoned train track lush with plant life and described how the nearby convention center development might spark a rejuvenation of the long-derelict railroad, and by extension, southeastern Queens.(3)