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Coney Island’s Lola Star Is Popping Up On Bedford Avenue

10003899_829471410450449_3266900928848418975_nAfter skating into Park Slope with a pop-up version of her Coney Island roller rink, one of Coney’s most beloved vendors is popping up in the heart of Williamburg.

Lola Star’s Wonderland Holiday Gift Boutique is expected to soft-open Saturday, in the long vacant former home of Tasti D-Lite.
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Kennedy’s Will Reopen in Breezy Point On the Anniversary of Sandy

(Courtesy of Kennedy's)

(Courtesy of Kennedy’s)

Just a week before the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, a beloved Breezy Point restaurant that was hit hard by the storm has announced its comeback. Kennedy’s sent out word to patrons today that it will relaunch dinner service next Wednesday, October 29 — exactly two years to the day the superstorm put the restaurant out of commission and ravaged the bungalow community around it.
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Coconuts And Sunshine, Sick Ladies Of The Surf World, And Two Trips To Hell

The films and festivals we’re excited to check out this week.


Secrets of the Shadow World
Experimental sci-fi weirdness by prolific underground filmmaker George Kuchar. Light Industry, which describes this 1999 film as “the culmination of the filmmaker’s life-long fascination with paranormal phenomenon,” is hosting the screening to celebrate the release of The George Kuchar Reader. Tuesday, August 19th at Light Industry, 155 Freeman Street in Greenpoint; ; tickets, $7 available at the door only
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Ride Your Bike From LES to Rockaway to Protest Pipeline, Ride the Ferry Before It’s Gone

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

A fireboat showed off for ferry passengers earlier this week. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

While weekenders enjoy vegan corn dogs and masa festivals, Rockaway locals are engaged in a couple of increasingly fierce political fights. Yesterday, DNA Info confirmed that — despite an ad that advocates placed on an Italian news site while Mayor De Blasio was vacationing there — the weekday ferry service that was instituted post-Sandy will be discontinued after October.
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Foodie Fest Washes Up in Rockaway This Weekend, Get There or Be Jelly

Note: this is the brass band, not everyone at the  party dressed like this (photo: Kirsten O'Regan)

Note: this is the brass band, not everyone at the party dressed like this (photo: Kirsten O’Regan)

The cab driver who picked us up from Le Fooding and San Pellegrino’s Fruitstock at the Rockaways gourmet picnic extravaganza, was non-plussed. “None of this was here ten years ago,” he pointed out. In fact, none of this was here 18 months ago, when Hurricane Sandy ravaged this stretch of coastline. But the Rockaways is bouncing back with a vengeance and this weekend—in addition to the varied food concessions lining the sand at Beach 97‘s pristine boardwalk—comes Le Fooding’s Beach Club concept, complete with guest chefs and an array of tasty offerings (all with an Italian twist, in deference to San Pellegrino’s involvement).
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We Asked 15 Rockaway Sunbathers to Show Us Their Tats

(Photos: Amy Lombard)

(Photos: Amy Lombard)

ZIN QUINONES
Tell me a little bit about the tattoo on your back and on your leg. When did you get it and why did you get it?
I had went through a situation about two years ago, and so I actually had to restart P.A. school. I just really liked the phoenix because it’s the only creature who sort of self-destructs and is reborn again from its ashes. I felt like getting back into P.A. school and being able to complete my dream symbolizes the phoenix.
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