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Rockaway Brewing Co. Brings a Beach to Bushwick and More Beer to the Beach
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Rockaway Brewing Co. Brings a Beach to Bushwick and More Beer to the Beach

For several summers now, Rockaway Brewing Co. has been a fixture at the beach. Now the budding brewery is fixing to build a beach of its own, with a sandy oasis set to open near the Ridgewood/Bushwick border. Tentatively called Playa NYC, it’s one of three major projects in the works, the other two of which will be right … Continue reading

Browse This ‘Nude Thrift Shop’ For Some Naked, Oozing Painted Weirdness
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Browse This ‘Nude Thrift Shop’ For Some Naked, Oozing Painted Weirdness

Its awning says Second Time Around is a thrift shop, but it doesn’t have all that much clothing on its shelves, and this weekend there won’t be any on its staff, either. On Saturday night, workers at the Bushwick store will actually be figure models, performing naked as part of artist Michael Alan’s Nude Thrift Shop. They’ll be painted by the artist until … Continue reading

‘Bushwick Stomp’ Has Nothing to Do With Roaches, Everything to Do With Gypsy Jazz
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‘Bushwick Stomp’ Has Nothing to Do With Roaches, Everything to Do With Gypsy Jazz

Move over, Harlem Shake, there’s a new neighborhood anthem in town. It’s called the Bushwick Stomp, a pseudo-homegrown gypsy-jazz track inspired by Friday and Saturday nights along the ‘ol L train. Finnish gypsy jazz guitarist Olli Soikkeli authored the track after moving from Finland to Bushwick in the summer of 2014. He told us the … Continue reading

Rockaway Is Getting a Swell New Surf Museum and Bakery
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Rockaway Is Getting a Swell New Surf Museum and Bakery

Get ready to wax nostalgic. David Selig, owner of the late, great Rockaway Taco, is working with surf instructor Fernando Pires to open a museum dedicated to the history and culture of surfing in Rockaway Beach. They’re giving a shack-like makeover to the second floor of a Victorian backhouse and stocking it with classic boards and over 500 surfing movies, magazines … Continue reading