Rockspot NYC

Explore the best kept secrets of the Rockaways with sites designated by locals as must-see destinations.

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Rockspot NYC was originally established in 2012, after Superstorm Sandy, as a way to support a strong local network and economy by giving residents, businesses, and visitors access to important neighborhood news, social media, and events calendar for destinations-of-interest.

That network helped encourage foot traffic and build a strong group of individuals who support one another on a daily basis and in the event of another storm, pandemic, or natural disaster. It has contributed to boosting walking, promoting safety, and connecting our local community.

Rockspot NYC is managed by RISE's high school interns in Shore Corps, who host all content and social media and lead guided docent tours using Rockspot Map, which features fifty sites, selected by the community as places of historical, environmental, cultural, and economic significance, to explore in the Rockaways.

We encourage you to check out 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 Events calendar, to explore the best of the Rockaways!

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Thanks so much for your support, and enjoy your journey!