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Rockaway, Summer 2012, what's happening?

smig1 | Jun 9, 201205:36 AM

There hasn't been much written about Rockaway eats since http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/795884 and I'd be interested in learning about what's happening now.
A couple of friends of mine and I will be heading out to Rockaway for our 2012 Outerboro Tour in a few days and I'd love some suggestions for places to eat and things to see. Food-wise, we're interested in everything good, from street carts to food trucks to crab shacks to fine dining on the water. I can't trust Yelp to get the most useful appraisals of Rockaway eating establishments and hope foodies here can chime in with some good advice.
Sightseeing-wise, I'd love any tips about anything of local or historical interest. The most interesting thing I've found so far is the home of the late Richard Feynman, an important American physicist who won the Nobel prize in the '60s and played an important role in the Challenger disaster inquiry. Rockaway High School, where Feynman went as well as TWO other Nobel Laureates and Bernie Madoff, will get a drive-by at least... definitely need help with this aspect of the trip.
Thanks in advance for any tips...

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