Studio Visit: Surfboard Shaper Paul Surf

At Rockaway Beach, owner Paul Schmidt crafts boards that can be put to use just a few feet away

Inside of his shipping container studio at Marina 59 in Rockaway Beach, New York, Paul Schmidt crafts surfboards for friends and first-timers under the moniker Paul Surf. The process, which can takes upward of an entire day, demands precision and artistic prowess. For Schmidt, the desire to create things stems from seeing his dad do so too. “My father owned a construction company when I …

Yayoi Kusama at MoMA PS1’s “Rockaway!”

Yes, Yayoi Kusama’s “Narcissus Garden” at MoMA PS1’s “Rockaway! 2018” installation will be a social media sensation, as is everything the artist does these days. The work, which debuted back in 1966, will feature 1,500 mirrored stainless steel spheres—this time placed in the former train garage along the beach. It’s a spectacular setting for an artist known for visual splendor. But there’s more at play …

Truck-A-Float, a Hotel in Rockaway

Set adrift in this delightful and inventive accommodation made from automobile parts in Queens, NY

by Jenny Miller While the end of summer is nearing in the Northern Hemisphere, there’s still time to squeeze in a few more beach weekends. For a delightful overnight in Rockaway, Queens, there is a brand new kind of hotel called Truck-A-Float—a collection of four sleeping pods, each topped with the windowed cap of a truck cab. In all, the experience is akin to camping …