Explore the best kept secrets of the Rockaways with sites designated by locals as "must see" destinations.
Rockspot NYC was originally established in 2012, after Storm Sandy as a way to support a strong local network and economy by giving local residents, businesses, and visitors access to important neighborhood news, social media and event calendar for destinations-of-interest.
That network helped encourage foot traffic and build a strong network of individuals who help to support one another on a daily basis and in the event of another storm, pandemic or natural disaster. The network has contributed to boosting foot traffic, promoting safety and connecting our local community.
Rockspot is managed by the RISE Shore Corps high school interns who host all content, social media and lead guided docent tours using the Rockspot Map, which features fifty sites selected by the community as places of significance (historical, environmental, cultural and local businesses) to explore in the Rockaways.
We encourage the general public to check out the Rockspot map to do your own self-guided tours on foot or by bike or join one of our docent-led tours featured in our calendar of events, to explore the "best of" the Rockaways!
Please send any comments about your experience using the Rockspot map to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks so much for your support. Enjoy your journey!