Long Walks on the Beach
Good date or bad date, a day’s always better at the beach. We think Rockaway makes for an ideal date, but see this story for other great beaches that are easily accessible from NYC without a car.
2. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, get in line at Rockaway Taco.
3. Wash down a Mexican dish of locally-sourced seafood with a cup of Italian ice from John DiCosmo’s neighboring stall. DiCosmo’s rotating flavors, handmade with real fruit and fruit juices, include World Famous Lemon, Orange-Pineapple, Guava and Gooseberry.
4. Enjoy your Italian ice (or something stronger at Conolly’s Bar) til the sun goes down and the stars come out.
New York Surfing Lessons: On the beach at Beach 69th Street. Call 718-496-3371 or email the school to reserve a lesson. Two hour surf lesson $70/person and up; two hour SUP lesson $95/person and up, including gear and hot showers. Rockaway Taco and DiCosmo’s Italian Ice: Beach 96th Street and Rockaway Beach Blvd; Conolly’s Bar: 155 Beach 98th St.
How to get there: Take the A to Broad Channel, transfer to the S to Rockaway Park-Beach 98th St.