The year was 1967. The Doors released their first album, Thurgood Marshall became the first African American Chief Justice, and Nancy Boggs hit the water for the first time.
An airy, beach escape, floating in the fecund waters of Jamaica Bay and two blocks from the beach, this newly renovated, off the grid, houseboat is outfitted with luxury Turkish linens, Spanish & Ethiopian textiles, vintage accessories from 1967, and bespoke details.
Serene & scenic, she has ample sundecks and a cozy inner cabin. Equipped with two double beds, she can sleep up to four people. The marina has showers and bathrooms steps away. Provisions are available next door, and the nightlife of Rockaway Beach is a quick bus ride away. Parking is available.
The galley is fully equipped with tableware, pots and pans, a french press, a hot water boiler, and a hot plate. Toiletries from Dr. Bonners and Toms of Maine are available for your convenience.
Marina 59 is a working marina for fishermen, some of whom have been here for more than 30 years. Please be respectful to other customers. Do not ever board any other boat unless invited. On Beach 69th & Rockaway Boulevard is a surfshop called Breakwater that offers rentals. Over on Beach 72nd & Amstel Boulevard you will find the new Rockaway Beach Brewing Company, a great place to stop for a pint. Be sure to stop at Goody's BBQ on your way back to the Marina for some amazing jerk chicken. A short drive or ride on the Q22 bus will take you to the concessions & shops & restaurants between Beach 87th & Beach 116th, I am happy to give you some suggestions!
Parking is available at the marina though parking around Rockaway can be a challenge during the summer months. The Q22 bus will take you up and down the peninsula. From the city it's a quick 45 minute ride on the A Train to the Beach 60th stop. Bike rentals are available on the boardwalk, and there are several good car services in the area.+ More