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Good news for one of the "people's beaches" (i.e. beaches with easy and free-ish access): The city is bringing free wi-fi to Rockaway! According to DNAinfo, at the same time new Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver was announcing that the post-Sandy reconstruction of the Rockaway Beach boardwalk won't be completed until 2017, he saw fit to throw in a little treat called free internet. Visitors that love to frequent the U.S.'s largest urban beach will be able to...
Though this Memorial Day weekend's forecast is looking decidedly bleak (i.e. rain, rain, rain), it's still the start of the summer season and we really have so much to look forward to in the coming months. But now, we have a small, figurative damper on all that fun: Rockabus, the bus line that shuttles Brooklynites et. al to Rockaway Beach, Fort Tilden and Jacob Riis won't be operating this year. Gothamist broke the news this morning that...
Memorial Day Weekend hasn't even arrived yet, but we're already excited about what this summer has offer. The Rockaway Beach Surf Club is returning with an all new Southern food-inspired menu. The Fourth of July fireworks are going to take place above the East River. Fort Tilden is finally open again after nearly two long years. And now, we have another exciting nugget of summer-related news: The Beach Bus, that all-inclusive ride to the Rockaways,...
Before you say, "Hey, Rockaway Beach isn't even in Brooklyn," let us make it clear that this news will, in fact, affect Brooklynites now that the Rockaway Ferry makes a stop at the Brooklyn Army Terminal. With that in mind, we're happy to have come across the news that the Rockaway Ferry, originally designed to shuttle commuters back-and-forth post-Sandy, will run through October--City Council approval of the new De Blasio budget pending. According to amNY, the Economic...