The SpaceThe house is one of many 100 year old homes in a beautiful peaceful secure neighborhood. The place is an old fashioned beach apartment with a living sleeping room, an eat in kitchen, and a toilet and shower. It has a real bed. It is spartan (not fancy) but has everything and is functional and clean. There is no Air Conditioning but you have fans to add to the ocean breezes. We often wear a sweater in the summer. Most people have loved our place. We expect the same reaction from Airbnb guests. Guest AccessYou can park in the driveway and enjoy the porch. Interaction with GuestsIf we are home, you can call on us anytime for info and recommendations. The NeighborhoodOurs is a traditional neighborhood, mostly white working class but we are pleased to note a growing diversity. It is newly welcoming for minorities. Our neighbors are Muslim; we are Italo American and South American. Our grandchildren are Latino and African American. Getting Around40 minutes to Manhattan by car. Hour and a half by bus and subway. Bus to subway is a block away. Subway direct (A train) is 6 short blocks away. Other Things to NoteWHALE WATCHING TOURS
American Princess Cruises
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Leave from Riis Landing
Former U.S. Coast Guard Station
Intersection of State Rd. and Heinzelman Rd.
Breezy Point (Rockaway, Queens) NY 11697
West Side of Marine Pkwy Bridge
Reference Point: Fort Tilden is located across the street from Riis Landing
Directions to Riis Landing
Q35 or Q22 bus to the Fort Tilden bus stop
in Breezy Point, Rockaway. Once you are off the bus, walk back to the corner of the main road (where the bus turned) and with the bridge on your right side, walk left to the traffic light. Cross the street at the traffic light and continue walking directly into the parking lot of Riis Landing (the building facing you) and then onto the boat. Tickets may be purchased and/or redeemed aboard the boat.
2016 Whale & Dolphin Watching Adventure Cruises
Date Days Time
June 17 thru September 2 Wed, Thurs, Fri 12PM - approx. 4PM
September 9 thru October 2 Fri, Sat, Sun 12PM - approx. 4PM
October 8 thru October 30 Sat & Sun (except 10/29) 12PM - approx. 4PM
KAYAK, PADDLEBOARD, JETSKI LESSONS AND RENTALS
Rockaway Jet Ski
375 Beach 92 street (on bay, under the bridge)
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Stop and Shop Supermarket
Beach 114 street and Beach Channel Drive (by the bay)
Minimarkets on Beach 116 street, 129 street
WHERE TO EAT
(trendy foodie and youth culture places)
Carlos Varella debuted a French-Brazilian café called Beach Bistro 96 at 95-19 Rockaway Beach Blvd. earlier this month. The model/surfer/soccer player/chef previously worked at West Village Peruvian restaurant Panca and also cooked at last year's restaurant pop-up in the former Rockaway Taco space. The menu includes pasteis, an acai bowl, and specials like a feijoada.
Tacoway Beach enters its second year at the Rockaway Beach Surf Club at 302 Beach 87th St. with a new weekly dinner series called "Family Meal," according to owner Andrew Field, the former Rockaway Taco chef. The menu for the meals will be based on what's available from farms and neighborhood fisherman, and pricing will be adjusted accordingly.
The concession stand at Beach 106th Street will be adding a health food vendor called Brothers this summer. They'll be slinging grain bowls, juice, smoothies, and toasts.
Rockaway locals opened a massive gastropub called Community House at 101-19 Rockaway Beach Blvd. The chef Fernando Feites used to work at The Smith in the East Village and cooks up a classic pub menu with burgers, salads, and chicken.
Another view: Where to Eat at Rockaway Beach
ROCKAWAY TACO With its array of Baja-style tacos and Mexican street food staples, Rockaway Taco is an essential stop on any visit to the neighborhood. In fact, many credit it with raising the bar for the quality eateries that occupy the area's beachside concessions. Either way, colorful, laidback, and almost always mobbed with beach-goers, the sidewalk taco joint is certainly a summertime fixture.
95-19 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Queens, NY
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Once you've spent some time frolicking in the Atlantic and basking in the hot sun, your beach brain will more than likely begin coaxing you towards the realm of all things frozen, boozy, and sweet. For this affliction, there exists only one true remedy: a frozen piña colada ($6) at Connolly's Bar on Beach 95th Street.
155 Beach 95th Street, Queens, NY
Beach 97th Concession
For great variety by the sea, look no further than the Beach 97th Concession. One meandering countertop unites some of the best food and drink by the beach, and guests can consume to their hearts' content nearby shaded picnic tables. While the range of cuisine available at this concession feels like a short trip around the world, there are no frills here, and there really shouldn't be; you're on the beach, so well-made food is reason enough to rejoice.
LA CEVICHERIA -- Bringing a Peruvian tradition to the Beach 97th Street concession, La Cevicheria is anything but your average boardwalk fare. They serve a consistently delicious, refreshing, and undeniably beachy assortment of ceviche dishes.
Their ceviche mixto ($10) marries familiar seafood and citrus flavors with uniquely Peruvian elements, like crunchy maiz chulpe (toasted Andean corn), juicy choclo (large-kernel boiled corn), and sweet yam. Peruvian yellow pepper anchors the ceviche's seasoned citrus juice base, a mixture of garlic, celery, ginger, lime, and salt. Slices of fresh red onion add to the mixture of shrimp, squid, and local pollock (all "cooked" by the citrus juice marinade beforehand).
BOLIVIAN LLAMA PARTY -- A surprise favorite at the Beach 97th concession is Bolivian Llama Party, an aptly-named fiesta of flavor, exemplified by their take on a slow-cooked brisket sandwich. Unlike Breezy's BBQ a few counters away, the folks at BLP demonstrate a true mastery of the "slow and low" brisket cooking technique. I would recommend over the salteña ($6) option that attempts to recreate the same big flavor in a small empanada-like package.
MORE TRADITIONAL PLACES FOR ADULTS near our home
Uma's, (take q22 bus) 92-07 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Surprisingly different delicious Uzbeki food, reasonably priced
Last Stop, B.116 street, next to the subway, good neighborhood place
Tiberio, B.116 street, beach block next to the bank, Italian, overpriced
Belle Harbor Steak house, 116 pleasant peaceful restaurant, good basic food, a little overpriced
The Wharf, B.116 street right on the bay behind the gas station, usual bar food and a great view from outdoor tables.
Ciro's original pizzeria, 116 street beach block, also serves traditional Italian food at tables in back
Pico, 412 B.129 street, Mexican, new in town, noisy, overpriced, singles hookup place
Fisherman's Dog food truck, B.112 and Beach Channel Drive, may be closed
Plum Tomato, B. 129 street, nice Italian place, when crowded too noisy
Cuisine by Claudette, B.116 beach block, nice carefully prepared food
O'Sake japanese, B.116 street, near fire station, traditional dishes, reasonably priced