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About Rockspot

About Rockspot

About Rockspot

Launched by Rockaway Initiative for Sustainability & Equity (RISE),  in 2012, Rockspot is the first community network in the Rockaways, intended to boost foot traffic to local businesses and connect our community on a daily basis as well as in times of emergency.

Rockspot NYC is hosted by the RISE Digital Stewards, who are employed to manage all content, media and information on

The goal of Rockspot is to support a strong local economy by giving local residents, businesses, and visitors access to important neighborhood news and "favorite picks" by locals on the best businesses and services in the Rockaways!

Use the Rockspot Map, to do your own self guided tour of the Rockaways using fifty of the top sites nominated by the local community.

We hope you like Rockspot NYC and appreciate any feedback or comments to help make it a better user experience.



Rockspot Stewards

Nathaniel C.
Local Businesses Editor

My name is Nate, I am 17 years old and have formed most of my childhood memories here in Rockaway. My favorite place to go has to be the skate park on 92nd street because I enjoy going down the ramps and spend a lot of time there learning new tricks.

Yaire C.
Food & Drink Editor

Hi, my name is Yaire. I've lived in the Bayswater community in Rockaway my whole life. My favorite thing to do in Rockaway is go to the beach because it's so pretty.

Zahir S.
Community Services Editor

My name is Zahir. I live in the eastern part of Rockaway near Bayswater Park. I have lived in Rockaway all my life. My favorite thing to do in Rockaway would be the beach because it is what makes Rockaway what it is and you get a nice breeze during the night.

Adriana C.
Health and Emergency Services Editor

Hi! My name is Andriana. I have lived in Far Rockaway for most of my life. I am going to Cornell University in the Fall to major in Environmental Sciences and Sustainability.

Oreofe A.
Events & Activities Editor

Hi my name is Oreofe. I've lived in Arverne for the past 13 years, near the RISE Center. My favorite thing about Rockaway is the boardwalk, because it's a great place to watch all the different types of people who congregate there.